Yin Yoga for the Hips and Hamstrings

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.7 (195 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


bronwynhegarty 3 years ago

Thank you Sarah that is a wonderful class. My hips feel incredibly stretched. I can see a lot of benefit in making this a regular practice.

emhenry 3 years ago

An excellent class! Just what I needed today and perfectly guided- thank you Sarah Jane! xx

Jchristman 3 years ago

My knees ache after this particular video. I believe more instruction on how to hold the pigeon pose properly would have been beneficial. Other videos with the same pose do not cause me the same pain afterward.

jklebenov 3 years ago

I like some of the other yin classes on here soooo much better for real relaxation with stretching benefit and loving yourself. This felt more like a restorative class with not enough guidance on how to use props to help the student relax into the poses. Too deep and strenuous for what I like to do yin for.

Helen Alford 3 years ago

I love this class and the one for shoulders - it really helps my practice, to stay still and to rebalance. Great teacher and great class.

Ktrirogoff 3 years ago

WOW! I have way too much yong...sitting still in this was beyond intense for me...This will become an every other day practice for me

shannonlyn 3 years ago

I actually started to cry settling into one of the first hip poses. I felt a deep release with these stretches. Later in the program she says something about not having reached the fullest expression of your yoga practice if you don't laugh or cry! Amazing. Thank you.

KennaMcG 2 years ago

Its common to hold emotions in certain parts of the body! Yoga and massage can help release the emotion held in the muscles!

Cloud42 3 years ago

I had a baby around three months ago. I found this video pretty intense. I had to stop and take some breaks during certain positions. I was surprised to find how each side was different. I had way more flexibility on one side than the other. I felt really amazing after I did this video. Thank you.

purplelion 3 years ago

Such a wonderful release. I have been having hip pain for the past week. During stressful times, that's where I carry my tension, and this practice was really able to help me open up and relieve some pain. My hips felt so good in the end that I couldn't help but laugh, and I had a big smile on my face during savasana. Thank you, Sarah, for this practice and your gentle, but highly effective, way.