Hip-notic: Preparation for Yoga Nidrasana

Michelle Rubin
Instructor Michelle Rubin
Average: 4.4 (41 votes)
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Michelle takes you through a 75-minute class that moves gradually and intelligently into deeper and deeper poses, eventually completing the class with yoga nidrasana, or yogic sleeping pose. She has an incredible attention to detail and awareness of body alignment so each pose is done safely and effectively.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga


nadturg 4 years ago

Great class, great progression and explanations, the pace was perfect to really connect to oneself. Thank you!

samthurmond 4 years ago

Holy hips! Thanks for this pattern.
I felt great during and immediately after.
Just now, one day after, my hips are open like revolving doors!
haha thank you

Sethster 4 years ago

Was able to get into a few poses I had not been able to do yet, thanks so much for explaining how to get into them so adequately!

dorianm 4 years ago

This class is exceptional. It is well-paced, impeccably guided and sequenced intelligently to allow for yoga nidrasana as the peak posture. Very nice!

launonenanna 5 years ago

This was a perfect class for a hot (30+ celcius) day's evening: no vinyasa and long holds was just right for opening the body and focusing the mind without creating too much heat. Thank you.

HoneySquirrels 5 years ago

Thank you so much. This class gave me the best deep hip opening I have experienced in years, I have been searching for something exactly this style, and the long poses feel great and seem as though there is enough time to make actual progress. Thank you for tirelessly detailing proper pose techniques and giving advice on how to deepen and advance the postures. I have been taking yoga classes once or twice a week for a few years now, but never any advanced classes and I feel like I have not been challenged much at all.

I wasn't able to get my legs behind my head this time, but I came astonishingly close, much closer than I thought I'd be able to do! I am extremely excited to see what regular practice will do for my flexibility.

Infinite many thanks to you for creating this video, I am deeply grateful! I sobbed openly during savasana, it was such a deep release (glad I was in my living room). I did it right before bed and had an extremely comfortable deep sleep, when normally my legs and hips and lower back feel very tight and sometimes restless.

Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!


HappyHappyJoyJoy 7 years ago

I'm 53 years old. I had a daily yoga practice much of my adult life but have stepped back in recent years. My first experience with this class has brought an openness and flow to my back that I haven't experienced in so long.... Thank you so much Michelle. A few of your tips guided me so deeply. I am very grateful.

jhussey 7 years ago

This is one of the first yoga classes I did on this site and now having done many of the other ones- which have all been great - I still love coming back to this class and stretching out my tight hips. Michelle has such a wonderful way of presenting her tips and insight that she always makes me smile. Some day, I'll take the bus for the full trip, but right now I am happy to get off at happy baby :)

juniperblue 7 years ago

I've done this class several times now, and I finally was able to get to the final pose, Yoga Nidrasana. It wasn't as pretty as yours, but hopefully someday! Thank you for the wonderful class!