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Quick and Juicy Shoulder and Hip Opening

Intermediate I
Need a fast pick me up? This beginner/intermediate hatha flow class moves you through all sorts of shoulder and hip-opening goodness, helping you combat the daily wear and tear of driving and sitting at desks. It's perfect hatha yoga class for a midday pick me up, or an end of day rejuvenation.
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KellyJBelly
KellyJBelly
January 21, 2022
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Still my favorite quick class. Has everything you want & need! Namaste~

Cnh2kids
Cnh2kids
January 17, 2022
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Amazing practice for shoulders and hips - loved it!

Gitti
Gitti
January 2, 2022
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Everything has been said about Rachel's as a teacher. I might add that DYWM and especially Rachel with her tutorials and clear instructions have helped me to get rid of all the kinks I had. I started yoga over 30 years ago in Germany, at
this time it was in and everyone who know sun salutations and had room in their house was an instructor. I always have been - and still am - member of local yoga groups and just cheated my way through them.
When I started DTYWE a couple of years ago I realized very fast that I was missing the fundamentals. I build my yoga house from the roof but the fundament was missing! Right back into Beginner and worked my way up to Intermediate. I might also add that I am in my Seventies and hope I have many years left to practice yoga right! For my home town yoga group I am inspiration, some could be my grandkids!
Thanks to everyone on the DYWM team.

Tcaputo46
Tcaputo46
December 19, 2021
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Love this, have tight sore shoulders and hips and this makes me feel great!

sethflag
sethflag
October 22, 2021
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The video is playing & I can hear Rachel but all I'm seeing is a black screen. What's up?

Van_damsel
Van_damsel
February 20, 2021
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Rachel is fast becoming my favourite instructor on here. The speed, alignment tips and flow were perfect. Thank you

JennRM
JennRM
December 9, 2020
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Clear instructions plus good audio and video make this easy to follow, almost like being there in person. Thank you

jbhanoian
jbhanoian
December 5, 2020
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The way you talk us through the movements, especially new/unusual moves like the "spinal wave" in this video is very much appreciated. From which muscles to contract, how to pay attention to that contraction, and how use it to flow better through the movement, your economy of speech and directness of language makes you a truly incredible guru. Thank you!

outdooryoga
outdooryoga
September 2, 2020
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Well-balanced practice that hits all the right spots. It moves rather quickly but the poses themselves are gentle. Thank you, Rachel!

judegreb
judegreb
August 29, 2020
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A good class, just a bit too much knee pressure but good shoulder work. Thank you.

jenneuf
jenneuf
November 19, 2019
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My first class back at the mat in a couple months. This was gentle enough while hitting all the right spots and was more challenging than I expected. Thank you for this wonderful, encouraging space.

katiemccoy94
katiemccoy94
August 2, 2019
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Seriously such a great class! I have been in a FUNK all day and this was just the thing to pull me out of it and give me a more positive outlook for the rest of my day.

Margarethe
Margarethe
June 20, 2019
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I can't thank you enough for this class. I did something to my right hip a few months ago. Physio, IMS, more physio, slow progress. It's still not right, but infinitely better. But I still hadn't gotten back to doing yoga.
Two friends had recently written telling me they'd been feeling depressed. I had also fallen into a pretty big fog from being in pain and doing so little exercise. I told one of the friends about the things I do to pull myself out, Yoga being one.
Rather bold of me to say that when i hadn't done yoga in months because of the hip, then the lazy.
Yesterday, I followed my own advice and did this class. I did it again today.
You are so right Miss Rachel, it's vital to take time to connect to our breath!
Thank you so much for this class. It's excellent. And thanks for this site. So many wonderful teachers and classes.

Dawn Bowles
Dawn Bowles
May 20, 2019
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Thanks so much for this. I almost didn't do any yoga as I didn't have much time. It's easy to get caught up thinking that longer classes are needed for any relief. But not true! I feel so much better-- all while my rice was cooking:)

tzk12
tzk12
May 7, 2019
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This really hits all the trouble spots for me, including my quads. I wasn't expecting quad stretches so that was a pleasant surprise. This was just enough effort, stretch and relaxation to make me feel good in body. Thank you!

scrivesy
scrivesy
April 23, 2019
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Just what I needed. So grateful for this website and the high caliber of teachers/classes

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
April 5, 2019
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I simply love this class - all of Rachel's 30 minute classes around this period are just sublime. this is no exception. It's certainly one for a more established beginner practitioner, and definitely one to practice as you make that transition towards the more intermediate classes. Rachel's exquisite cueing, sequencing, modifications and use of props throughout make for a class that I didn't want to end... although I was very grateful for the savasana at the end all the same :) thank you Rachel. Namaste.

Melanie Lichtinger
Melanie Lichtinger
April 4, 2019
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...in this 30 min practice!
Perfect stretches and flow for the desk sitter & cyclist in me.
Thank you, Rachel & DYWM for this offering!
One of my favourites!
And I'd also say, rather intermediate than beginners (worked well for me).

teamtalbot
teamtalbot
March 1, 2019
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thank you. This is first time I have not hated camel pose! Your cues and instruction allowed me to see what I had been doing that was causing my body distress. I can add this pose to my list now without resistance!

junarock
junarock
February 17, 2019
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Quick and complete practice that was just the thing to open up after a road trip. Thank you!

Fhirinn
Fhirinn
February 17, 2019
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This was great! I just spent a whole month without yoga, and this was perfect for me to get started again and to remember how super good yoga can make you feel :) Thank you!

viciviv27
viciviv27
February 15, 2019
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I love this class for something quick when I need to relax tension all over - especially in my shoulders! I'm normally an Intermediate practitioner, and I find this to be a nice light workout.

KapitiJanice
KapitiJanice
February 10, 2019
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Namaste Rachel! I am a cyclist, swimmer (and wannabe yogi!). This was the perfect recovery day flow, just the right mix of stretch and strength. Wonderful for tired legs, stiff shoulders and hips. Thank you! J

ljwhite1961
ljwhite1961
February 9, 2019
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More advanced beginner please. This was perfect. Rachel your attention to the little details is so helpful. love your classes.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
February 9, 2019
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It feels good to get into those shoulders that go unnoticed so much of the time. After 30 days of yoga challenge my shoulders are opening up again and this really helped. Wonderful!

jmitton
jmitton
February 8, 2019
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Not to be missed--a rejuvenating sequence that really engages the hips and shoulders.