Hip Flexor Heaven

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.6 (287 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


AnthonyO 5 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.

Becky in TX 5 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,

DeanaLouise 5 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:)

branwine 5 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!!
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yogamumaus 5 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 5 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!

Lorilai 5 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.

janelleleclair 5 years ago

I'm a snowboarder and just finished a big day riding on the hill. This was a great class to stretch my hip flexors which get a solid workout while snowboarding. I like that there was a bit of shoulder stretching as well since those get stressed while riding too sometimes. I'll be doing this one again, thanks!

DarlingLaura 5 years ago

I haven't done yoga for a while and chose this tutorial to get back into it, as it was quite short. It was very challenging in parts and I'll be doing it again to see how my flexibility is improving. Already feeling looser.