Heavenly Hips

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.8 (294 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, Vinyasa/Power Yoga


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"

seequinn 6 years ago

I've been roller skating recently and did this class to try to open up my hips. I definitely broke a sweat, my hips don't really seem to have much flexibility to the side, so I found side plank with toe-hold impossible to do. Definitely lots to work towards..basic poses such as the final one at 1.01 also are difficult to me, to get far into. Any advice on opening up the hips in that direction some more?

Rachel Scott 5 years ago

Hello! To work on opening the hips to the side, figure four pose (lay on back, cross one ankle over the other knee, draw to chest) is an excellent and stable starter. I love this pose, and it's lovely how it supports the spine as you open the hips. Also doing "deer pose" (I suggest doing a quick google for the visual) is a really lovely way to relax into a hip opener. Let me know how it goes! My apologies for such a delayed response - I just discovered commenting :)

sarahsarahster 6 years ago

I have practiced along with many different videos on the Do Yoga With Me Site, but this one is my favorite. I would describe my current yoga capability as an advanced beginner, transitioning to intermediate. For my level, this class is the perfect challenge for me. The instruction is excellent and straightforward. It is clear that Rachel has practice & body wisdom that are sometimes lacking in instructors. The flow is invigorating, and I actually break a sweat each time I do it, which I like. I haven't been able to perform the "peak pose" at the end yet, but Rachel inspires me to practice working on it so maybe I will get there one day...

Rachel has developed this unique series using common yoga poses that feels fresh. The rhythm of the class is perfect, building gently enough that my body feels ready for the more challenging poses when they arise. Plus, she threw in a few poses I was not familiar with before watching this video. I love this video!

audreyanne 6 years ago

Really good video for people struggling with sciatica because of pyramidal muscle tightness. Gets pretty hard at the 50th minutes, but I chose to stay in child's pose for a couple minute and relax my inner thights/hips/lower back muscles. Thank you :)

machine 7 years ago

Getting back into yoga after a mountain bike injury. What a fantastic teacher! Rachel, please move to Scotland lol. Thanks for the video rally enjoyed it. Haven't mastered pig pose or shooting feet through arms...... Maybe one day; 0)

ilivelifenow 7 years ago

My hips and back are so tight this is just a wonderful class to help keep me open and have a new goal to work toward with some of these poses! Thank you for this class and thanks to my body for allowing me to do what it did!

lolarunner 7 years ago

Ive been having hip problems for a year now and doing this routine, solves my many hip problems. THANK YOU!

kny2004 7 years ago

Such great opening and strengthening for the hips. Paced wonderfully to keep the body and mind engaged, with plenty of opportunity to slow down and just enjoy the sensations. Rachel Scott's teaching style is clear and relaxed. I hope to see more from her in the future! I am so happy that I tried this class out. It will definitely be joining my list of favorites.