Restorative Yoga for the Hips

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Instructor Satiya Channer
Average: 4.8 (84 votes)
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Satiya's calm guidance, great pose choices and relaxing presence makes this class a perfect choice for anyone wanting to release deeply held tension in their hips. The hips can be tight for so many reasons, often emotional, and Satiya provides the encouragement and space to let go. If you don't have a bolster, learn how to make a bolster at home. The music playlist is provided by Yogitunes.

Equipment: Bolster, Blankets
Style: Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety Stress, Yoga for Back Care


gentle effective hip opening
jajabird 1 month ago

a great class with careful cuing and a perfect yin pace

Great hip stretch
caphillips93 7 months ago

Thanks for a great hip stretch. I love the techniques with the bolster and blankets. My legs are long and it is hard for me to get into some of those poses (particularly cross legged poses). Having the bolster and blankets helped tremendously.

Hip heaven
Akire evol 8 months ago

My hips have been so sore lately and the gentle stretching in this routine was just what I needed. It was such wonderful release and Satiya's calm and gentle manner was soothing and nurturing. I will return to this routine regularly. Thank you.

Great for the gluteals and
deldred 10 months ago

Great for the gluteals and hamstrings, but would love to see a restorative or yin class that had more anterior hip stretches.

Wonderful practice
beth4jp 1 year ago

Thank you for this. Very calming voice and great positions. Just what I neeeded

Wonderful and challenging
Reineira 1 year ago

Wonderful and challenging class. Namaste!

Delicious for Advanced Practitioners
Irishlove 1 year ago

That was an incredibly delicious and delightful 35 minutes. As an advanced practitioner (30++ years), I often find myself at the dilemma of self led, challenging practices full stop. I find it is an incredibly useful tool for my mind, body and spirit to be nourished at a level that brings awareness, not challenge to me as person (and teacher). Thank you so much for this privilege. I feel reinvigorated! Namaste.

"Feel the blood 'cursing'
Terry B. 1 year ago

"Feel the blood 'cursing' through your veins..." <<< I see what you did there, Satiya! Yes! My hips are screaming and this is my second attempt at your terrific class. It was actually a little better than my first attempt a week ago and I will definitely be back to keep working on it. I love when a class shows me how much work I need to do and the progress you feel when you try it again. I appreciate so much that there were not tons of poses to move into and out of. It was just enough and this will definitely be a go-to class for me. You have a lovely, soothing voice. Thank you!

Challenging - but worth it!
Sueloruss 1 year ago

Some of the positions were really tough and I wasn't anywhere close to Satiya's position, but in time it will happen. My hips and back are a little looser. Baby steps...

I like her style and she is very clear on directions, and has a very calming voice.

Peaceful relaxing restorative
nipper 1 year ago

Peaceful relaxing restorative. This was much appreciated after my morning run in the cold. Hips, glutes, adductors, back all relaxed and happy!