Heavenly Hips

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.8 (292 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: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga


Rachel Scott 5 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 :)

jessicamceachern23 6 years ago

Rachel is simply awesome! Very impressive. Wasn't able to make it through the whole class, but I am inspired to keeping working toward it. :)

mario-gp 6 years ago

I liked the class. I only wish there were another option easier for half-split. Even that one is difficult for me :)

KatKB 6 years ago

More classes with Rachel please! She is a great teacher.

conyer.clayton 6 years ago

This was a challenging class for me, with my limited outer hip mobility, but I really enjoyed it. I'll definitely be doing this same class again!

Tas 6 years ago

This is such a GREAT class, it gives me so much energy.
Thanks Rachel !

rml244 6 years ago

Rachel is such a good teacher. I love her focus on techniques. Thankfully I have carried over her instruction from some of her other classes into this flow, which she gently reinforces. Namaste.

TSpeke 6 years ago

This is an intelligently sequenced flow class filmed at a gorgeous location. Rachel's insightful instruction coupled with the sound of lapping waves in the background make it a delight to re-visit this class time and again. I would love to see a few more of her classes added to your site in the future - ideally filmed in equally idyllic locations! Thanks so much to everyone involved for making such high-quality videos available online - when you live, as I do, in a far-flung corner of the world with no access to a regular class it's especially appreciated.

lblonder 6 years ago

Thanks... I'm getting back into yoga after an illness and this was challenging yet perfect to get my hips more open. Rachel is so graceful, it's inspiring... hopefully someday! Love "Do Yoga With Me"