Hip Flexor Heaven

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Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.6 (260 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Block
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


a great introduction into Intermediate level
Sair 1 year ago

I've been doing the Beginner level for almost a year and thought I'd give this Gentle Intermediate class a try as my hips flexors have been tight for sometime. It was a great pace, and really got into those tight muscle. I feel great!

Too much "flow" for my liking

Too much "flow" for my liking. I have an injury, so I need to take the time to make sure that I have proper placement. By the time I got into position, it had moved on to the next one. I got the gist of it though, so I paused the video, and took out the plank/ down dog/plank/cobra sequences in between, and kind of did my own thing. I'm a bit sad that this came up under a hatha practice in my search, tbh

Not just the hip flexors, but
jbencke 1 year ago

Not just the hip flexors, but a super practice for my ability to do “sei-za” when visiting neighbors here in Japan (sitting on the heels in Hero’s pose)! With synovial fluid issues in the knees, this pose has been a problem for a long time, but I’m finding that doing this practice regularly is helping me in my battle with RA. Thank you!

great for the hips
lori onion 1 year ago

Gentle and deep - really felt the difference in my body pre vs post

Great for mountain bikers
stuessy 1 year ago

Long rides make my hips super tight. This session is time well invested.

Reaaaally good class! As
cleofrossard 1 year ago

Reaaaally good class! As people are saying here in the comments, I had never put my thoughts on the elbows during facing dog. Thank you!
Obs.: I guess you forgot to stretch the left leg on the last stretching... Anyway, it was an amazing time of my day.

Petraathome 1 year 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 2 years 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.