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


stacey2545 3 years ago

This class is the perfect counterpoint to your classes for the hips, hamstrings, and back. Too often when people have pain and tension in the glutes and low back, they focus on stretching the muscles on the back of the body, forgetting that those muscles are affected by the counter pull of the front. I've been struggling with a disc issue in my lumbar spine for the last year and had hit a recovery plateau. Just the improvement I've had the last few days as I've done this class and your two for the hips and hamstrings is amazing. My posture has improved. My hips are looser, my back stronger. And your cues for downward dog have fixed an alignment issue that has aggravated my shoulder for years. This whole class felt amazing AND gave me a more intense workout than I've been able to do in over a year. Thank you so much!

chronic hip pain NO MORE
sungreen 3 years ago

Namaste. I will use this regularly as I suffer chronic bursitis in my hip. After this mornings workout, I was having some hip pain and felt the need for a good stretch- this session was AMAZING! Thank you kindly :)

Amazing Guidance
AnthonyO 3 years ago

David, I've never had such an effective and soothing yoga session (at home or at a studio) as I just did with your video above. Your explanation of the fundamentals is spectacular, the pacing was great, and you have a very soothing approach in the session. Thank you 1,000 times.

Hips are tingling-feeling
islandbound 3 years ago

Hips are tingling-feeling relaxed-thanks for the class:)

I Did It!
Becky in George... 3 years ago

Your pace and voice were soothing. I approached this with hesitation but left with a sense of reassurance and new life in my hips. I do have a problem with the muscles down the back of my thighs cramping when doing that typical runners stretch, while grabbing my foot behind me. I feel that continuing to visit this class will help me work that out. The wide leg stretches between each set really helped release those cramps and lengthen the muscles.
Thank you this was an unusual sequence in a great way,

Great class!
DeanaLouise 3 years ago

I really enjoyed this class. So easy to fit this session into my work day! I think the way you guide and cue things is awesome! Thanks so much:)

I have had some painful
branwine 4 years ago

I have had some painful issues with my left hip for a few months now. Getting a new bed should help. But I have to say since I started using the practice in my daily yoga practice it has helped so much! I thought I was going to have to go see a Dr about it. But it turns out it was just really tight and needed to be strengthen. Thank you so much!!
Los Osos

Hips don't lie
yogamumaus 4 years ago

It's been a while since I have done this tutorial and my hips feel wonderfully relaxed. I was able to see how much my flexibility had increased. I feel lighter and happier...less congested in the hips.

Nikki Marie 4 years ago

I will use this regularly. This is really important, especially after a night of back squats and box jumps. Thank you David. I really appreciate you!

Excellent for Weightlifters, CrossFitters and Runners
Lorilai 4 years ago

Excellent pre- or post-Olympic weightlifting. Mobility is so key for us to move weight quickly and efficiently. I'm always searching out the best movement practice for my hips. This is quite good within straining my ankles or knees much, especially if I'm using the pad as added support/height.