Heavenly Hips

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Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.8 (257 votes)
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If you want more flexibility around your pelvis, you couldn't find a better class. In 60 minutes you will improve the range of motion in your hips, groin, hip flexors, hamstrings and back. Rachel teaches yoga teachers for a living, which is evident in her style and clarity. She's an incredible instructor to watch, and learning from her is a unique experience.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga


caramelslut 3 years ago

I loved this class so much. I kept seeing the thumbnail and thinking about giving it a shot and I'm glad I did today. It was liberating and challenging, and there are a couple poses I can't quite get fully into as of yet which is only inspiring more devout practice. What an amazing combination of stretches. Whew.

Rachel Scott 3 years ago

Glad that you gave it a try! It's amazing to get in the hips a few different ways, the arm balances can be really sneaky and yummy hip openers ;)

Great class!
Sarah Vetting 3 years ago

This is my first time practicing at home and I was worried I wouldnt get as much of a sweat going but I SURE did. The arm balance was so hard in exactly the right way - very inspiring! I am recommitted to devoting some energy to strengthening my lower core. Loved it.

love this class
kpieczyn 3 years ago

This is my first class with Rachel and I loved it. I'm so happy I found her as a yoga instructor. I will be coming back to this one again and again.

Hi there!
Rachel Scott 3 years ago

I'm so happy that you enjoyed the class! These hip openers never get old :)

Great class
erwilson 4 years ago

One of my favorites. More classes with Rachel please. Her teaching is so clear and easy to follow.

Great Instructions
Becky in George... 4 years ago

Rachel does wonderful clear instructions. This was a great class and one to revisit. I discovered that I need to be protective of my knees as much as stretching my hips; awkward pigeon(?) caused interesting sound effects from the outside of my left knee and made it a bit challenging to complete the class. :) live and learn
I will still try it again and continue to look for Rachel. Thanks.

Sound effects
Rachel Scott 3 years ago

Hi Becky!
Ohhhh, I know those sounds effects!!! Awkward pigeon is so....well...awkward! A great tip is to always keep your shin and hip aligned so the knee acts like a pure hinge joint (never twisting). The knee often takes the brunt when the hips are reluctant to open. I like to substitute a regular low lunge for awkward pigeon when my knees are feeling a bit cranky - I'm a bit conservative and would rather back out and keep my knees happy. We've got a good video on the knees and pigeon on the site if you care to watch, too :)