Yin Yoga for the Hips and Hamstrings

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.8 (202 votes)
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The deep release you experience from yin yoga can stay with you for days, and Sarah's choice of yoga poses for this 60-minute yin yoga class are fantastic. As you can expect, deep stretches can be hard to do, but they provide the greatest sense of relief once you're done. Sarah helps you get through it with her gentle, encouraging guidance and her soft smile. Note: to learn how to make your own bolster at home, click here.

Equipment: Block, Bolster
Style: Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga


Tina S 2 years ago


I just did the class for the first time. It still says Beginners. I couldn’t do all the extended poses., but I still enjoyed what I could do. I can see myself doing this again in the future as I progress with my practice.

ÀfricaRM 3 years ago

I took the yin class for the arms and shoulders and some days after this yin class for the hips, and there is a huge difference in intensity between them. Both are excellent, but I really thing that this class should be upgraded to an intermediate level: it can be really hard even for a flexible person with yoga experience. Namaste!

JennS 3 years ago

I did injure myself in this class last year, and my leg was tingling for about a month. My own fault, but I’ve been nervous about yin ever since.

Rakti Devi 3 years ago

Very deep and powerful, yet gently guided.
Showed me how tight my hips really are so will do this regularly.

Seanananda 3 years ago

Thank you for this offering of Yin yoga.
I'm an experienced Yin practitioner and have been really enjoying the classes on DYWM. For some time now, my yoga practice has been non-existent. Recently, I found your website and a tonne of inspiration - so thanks to all the teachers making yoga available to people like me.

This particular class offers some rather advanced Yin postures that for whatever the reasons, the teacher really did not offer enough supportive direction on prop use. It's beautiful to see Sarah demonstrate the full expression of the poses, and if my body were as open as hers, maybe I would have had a different experience of the class.

I just can't give my "props" for a class that missed the opportunity to think about who does these classes, what bodies that are not as open need for support, and to SHOW this.
As a dude who really appreciates what is being offered here, I do not want to appear ungrateful. I simply think that a class called beginner should be presented with a "beginner's mind" -- and this class didn't do it for me.
Or, do I just have "angry hips?" lol.... no, I needed more guidance to use more props.

David Procyshyn 3 years ago

Hi there.
Great feedback, thank you. We'll keep this in mind for future videos.
Let me know if there are any specific questions that I can help you with.
Take care,

Lu 3 years ago

I have never done a yin class before. That was powerful! Thank you so very much.

katielee23 3 years ago

My hips and hammies have definitely missed my yin practice! So glad I chose you class today Sarah Jane, thank you. I feel quite loose and waaaay less emotional and more centred now. Namaste.x

kavyav 3 years ago

I found it a bit too challenging and confusing despite having done similar exercises, felt unsure if I was doing things right, or I couldn't find a way to ease up when I found it too hard. I almost gave up but realized I was halfway through and I'm glad I stuck with it. I feel much better, and open, but still feel it was little less user friendly than the other videos. Thank you for your time