Setting the Foundation

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 5 (21 votes)
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In this practice with Rachel, we will set the foundation for developing a safe and effective inversion practice. This class targets key areas of the body for inversions: wrists, shoulders, hips, core, and hamstrings. Note: You will need a wall to do the practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 1 of Rachel's 7-Day Inversion Challenge.

Equipment: Block
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


Jewels1 5 days ago

Oh my goodness! Best class EVER for clear instructions, I didn't realize all the little alignment errors I have been making. Rachel, truly all your classes have that little extra feedback that I look for. It's so difficult to perfect your technique if no one is there to correct you. So thank you, great class, I'm sore but motivated to keep learning!

kwebne01 1 week ago

What a great class- not what I expected in a good way. Inversions are intimidating so that’s why I signed up. This worked on alignment and strengthening those little muscles you may not pay attention to. Excellent cueing
Thank you

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

You are so welcome!! For me, the pathway to inversions is paved with mindful details :) So great to hear~

Lucia A 1 week ago

I have a question, I don’t know if it’s because I have hypermobility but whenever I’m on my arms I don’t know if the elbows should point backwards or sideways. I feel the movement somewhat awkward when bending them for chaturangas and especially when bearing weight for some inversions. I hope you can help!

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

AH! Good question! Don't worry so much about where your elbows are (I know we teachers sometimes cue to the elbows, but that's kinda a shortcut....) Focus on your hands and your shoulders. Are your hands rooted - especially index knuckle and fingertips? Are your shoulder blades stable and flush to your back (not winging or scrunched together)? If your shoulders and hands are well aligned, your elbows will go where they are supposed to. Does that make sense?

Time2Play 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this class. It was challenging but you bring a brightness to the hard work. Thank you!

Rachel Scott 1 week ago

You're so welcome!! Look forward to hearing what you think of the other practices, too :)

Rims 1 week ago

thank you for the amazing and clear instructions. Looking forward to the achieving full inversion:)