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


Hip flexors without pigeon
lindaswany 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

Achilles Tendon Problems
jessiemayp 2 years 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 2 years 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.

It is Heaven
DeniseCS 2 years ago

Thank you David for another incredible class. I love your voice and your commentary and pose descriptions are the best. This realm opened up my hip flexor sand gave relief to my lower back.

Post-marathon stretch!
LucyHB 2 years ago

I've been doing lots of David's classes, along with Fiji's Yoga For Runners and Yoga For Atheletes classes, in preparation for my first marathon. Did the marathon yesterday, and today I did this class, along with David's Healthy Hamstrings class - now feel much less stiff and sore. I really credit Do Yoga With Me with keeping me injury free while running, and have enormous amounts of gratitude to all involved. Thank you David!