Hip Flexor Heaven

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Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Duration: 
35:30
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Average: 4.6 (189 votes)
Class Description: 

This class targets the hips flexors, a common problem area for many, including runners, athletes, people with desk jobs and those with hyperlordosis. David guides you through a class that builds gradually toward a final series of deep openers for the quads and psoas muscles, starting and finishing with a guided relaxation.

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Comments

Revelations
Petraathome 4 days ago

Revelation 1: learning to use the glutes to target the hip flexors. Fabulous! Revelation 2: After all these years I finally understand how you are supposed to engage your arms in downward dog: elbows as if they bend back towards the knees/floor AND elbows squeezing in towards each other as if squeezing an imaginary beach ball. Brilliant! I'll have to work on that. Thank you, David. Namaste.

another good one
Michelle G 1 month ago

I always learn something new from David. In this case the way he leads you into a downward dog is wonderful along with the careful instruction on stretching the hip flexors.

Hip flexors without pigeon
lindaswany 1 month ago

This targeted entirely new areas in the front of the hip. I used to assume hip flexors meant variations of pigeon, but you didn't even go there. Helped me isolate tight areas that have impeded my flexibility in other poses. So glad it was part of the 30 day challenge, or I might not have noticed it. Thank you!

Phew! This 35 minutes helped
mollybmoon 1 month ago

Phew! This 35 minutes helped me where I needed it. I always feel calmed and respected after listening to David's voice. thank you for this. I've done almost every day - except when I went to DC for the big march - and I feel competent and balances.

Not just for Runners...
Melanie Lichtinger 4 months ago

Another excellent class by the water (loved the sounds of the waves, and of the pebbles when you moved, David) - ahhhh!
Much needed and appreciated stretching of the hip flexors - great remedy not just for runners, also for cyclists and desk sitters like myself :-) Lots of variations, and good to notice which side is more open, and aim for balance.
The only reason why I only gave you 4 instead of 5 stars was because you forgot to do the counterstretch (I always love those and find them so important - thank you for integrating them!) in the end on the second side, and the transition into savasana was too fast for me. I needed and did a few side twists first. Other than that detail, excellent and bookmarked to re-visit often.
Big gratitude for these classes!

great class !
Heidiyogi 4 months ago

u've made my day. I really feel the opening . Thank you , Namaste

Achilles Tendon Problems
jessiemayp 5 months ago

Hi David, thank you so much for the class! Unfortunately at minute 27, I am unable to get into the pose due to pain in my achilles tendons. Do you know any way in which I can address this? Namaste!

Achilles Tendon
David Procyshyn 4 months ago

Yes, roll up a small towel and place it under your ankle. If it doesn't help, use a thicker towel until you get enough support.