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Humble Brag

Intermediate II

In this challenging intermediate class, we’ll explore all sorts of deep delicious hip openers, such as humble warrior, full splits, bird of paradise, and bound ardha chandrasana. This class is designed to knock us off our balance so that we can keep practicing a humble return to our own center.

Key Pose(s) include: 

  • Vasisthasana to Hanumanasana
Equipment:
  • Block
  • Strap
Style:

Comments

Existing Comments

Janelle
Janelle
November 21, 2022
Comment:

Today, for the first time in years, I was able to move into Bird of Paradise--on both sides. What a lovely warm-up and flow that got me to this place. Love this practice with Rachel!

LucyHB
LucyHB
November 15, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

I'm so glad I managed to find the time to do this full length class! Such a good balance of strength and stretch, challenging and calming. Thanks Rachel!

Maputo
Maputo
November 1, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Can be made more challenging with the variations offered.

Yewande
Yewande
October 27, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Rachel Scott at her best! :) Rachel has a beautiful way of making poses that aren't necessarily my favourite (*cough* Bird of Paradise :)) easy, effortless, and, dare I say, fun. From creating a sequence that warms up the right muscles to repetition of movement in different poses to create muscle memory, this was a rare moment where I actually enjoyed getting and staying in Bird of Paradise. Usually it feels awkward and unbalanced. Today I felt spacious and steady.

Oh... and Vasisthasana to Hanumanasana was super fun I had to pause the video to repeat it.

Thanks loads Rachel!

<3

MariamS
MariamS
October 19, 2022
Comment:

Been waiting for a new, long, full? class for the intermediate or advanced levels and this is such a great one. Tons of new shorter and short classes recently, not enough of these ones. Also, the cues on slightly wider knees for jumping from downward dog to the front of the mat and having less wait (to none) on the hands for hanumanasana, so useful! Thank you!

licciyoga
licciyoga
October 12, 2022
Comment:

woooowm thank you so much RACHEL and DYWM!
I feel amazing, light and floating!

the light in me honors and salutes the light in you!

ewartluf
ewartluf
October 9, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

This class is kicking my butt and I can do almost all of it after a few tries! Really well-planned, balanced class!

Wuvyoo
Wuvyoo
October 8, 2022
Comment:

Fantastic class (as always!). Side note: I’ve probably done every single Rachel Scott video on this site. Why, Rachel, do you *NEVER* call for Warrior I? Always been so curious about this.

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
November 16, 2022
Comment:

Excellent question! I'm not opposed to warrior 1 - it's a great pose - I just don't usually teach it casually as I find it takes longer to cue than, say, a high lunge. At least the way I teach it. So I think I usually default to teaching a lunge instead because then I don't have to cue to the back foot, shin, knee etc. Now that you've pointed it out, I'll have to make sure to include it in the next round of recordings!!! ;) You can also see my take on it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcaiakS6AWI

Elsa Avila
Elsa Avila
October 5, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

W O N D E R F U L and complete CLASS!!! Thanks Rachel and DYWM

Thilo
Thilo
October 4, 2022
Comment:

Thank you Rachel for a wonderful practise. Your quote "the quality in our practice is not in the perfection of our poses but in the power of our presence" echoes in my head still and will do for a while.

Wandering Soul
Wandering Soul
October 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

What an awesome class! I love and appreciate the way Rachel gives progressive steps in her classes – in this case, the use of the strap for binding behind the back – so that by the time you reach the peak poses, you approach them with willingness and confidence. Going into bound ardha chandrasana saw my confidence waiver, but the willingness to try it because of the progressive steps Rachel had already led us through encouraged me to give it a go! I look forward to returning to this class many times!

Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott
November 16, 2022
Comment:

Bound ardha chandrasana is such a crazy pose! As MY teacher reminds me, sometimes we do the crazy poses so that we can practice getting knocked over and still holding our center together :) Thanks for taking the ride with me!

esperidiao
esperidiao
October 4, 2022
Comment:

That is a great class. Rachel always bring so much fun, energy and hard work. The restorative times in between a series of work were very well done - short and efficient, instructions to cuing so clear and powerful. Thank you Rachel

kapkap
kapkap
October 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Thanks Rachel, for a phenomenal class! As fun and challenging as your integral heart class is energetic yet restorative! Please make more advanced intermediate classes for us! They are a balm for body and mind!

Vicki DeWitt
Vicki DeWitt
October 3, 2022
Comment:

I like this class! I like that there is a warm up and a cool down and while challenging, the poses are something that I could eventually do.

jgmyogi
jgmyogi
October 3, 2022
Comment:

Wonderful challenge for the body and nourishment for the mind. Thank you.

jgmyogi
jgmyogi
October 3, 2022
Comment:

Wonderful challenge for the body and nourishment for the mind. Thank you.

deborahcb
deborahcb
October 3, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

What a practice to kick off my Monday morning! I love your thorough descriptions, challenging sequences and the reminder to settle our snow globes and return to our center. I will take that analogy with me through my days. Thank you.