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Yin Yoga for the Hips and Lower Back

Intermediate I
In this yin yoga class, Sarah-Jane teaches you a sequence that will deeply release the muscles around the back, hips and legs, including the lower back, outer hips, gluts, hip flexors, hamstrings, groin and upper back. It's a great class if you are looking to relieve lower back pain, hip tightness and leg cramps. The space is very quiet and there is no music in this class, so feel free to add your own.
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lucidbee
lucidbee
July 1, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
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I love Sarah's yin practices.

Darlene1015
Darlene1015
May 12, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Really enjoyed this time to open up my hips. Settling into poses is so powerful. I will be using some of these poses more often as my hips are terribly tight. Thank you!

Cnguyen05
Cnguyen05
March 28, 2022
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Wow, this was a super deep release! Was having lower back issues and wanted to work the hips, this was a fantastic class for that. First class I've encountered that addresses opening the meridians which was wonderful. Thank you 💜

auravrm
auravrm
March 4, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
4
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Definitely opened my husband and my sacral chakras 🙏 namaste

Namaste713
Namaste713
January 19, 2022
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If you are having issues with your IT bands or exceeding tightness in your hips this is a great class. Namaste Sarah-Jane.

vbkim
vbkim
January 16, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
5
Comment:

Thank you, Sarah-Jane!

bloom yoga
bloom yoga
March 23, 2021
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One of my favourite practices at the moment. Have had ongoing lower back, hip issues and this brings so much relef. Thank you <3

alanakeri
alanakeri
December 17, 2020
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amazing class. deep and peaceful stretch. feel so open and relaxed.

nools2k
nools2k
December 5, 2020
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Awwww, that was bliss..I had pulled my back a couple of days ago..Was getting very agro & tense with the tightness & pain..This was lovely to release & find space & relief just before bed. Thank you Sarah Jane

Ritasans
Ritasans
May 22, 2020
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This was a wonderful clas for me today. Just what I needed. Thank you!

Jimmyz
Jimmyz
April 17, 2020
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Wow! What an amazing class. For a guy with super stiff hips and a injured lower back, I can’t think of a more helpful and relieving class. Thank you

Miriam Kashia
Miriam Kashia
April 17, 2020
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I have been reviewing numerous online Yoga options. None of them that I have found offer yoga to people over 70 who are NOT beginners. This seems to me to be a big gap in availability. I've ben doing yoga in classes and on my own for 30 years - off and on. I can't find anything suitable for me at age77 with plenty of knowledge about yoga but some restrictions for an aging body. Some of the "gentle" yoga seems too gentle, and the usual yoga is too difficult. Can you direct me? Or create something that works for us older folks who want to keep what flexibility we still have without treating us like beginners?

Littlebearfarm
Littlebearfarm
December 15, 2020
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I’m the same age, 77, with twenty years of practice. DWWM has made me accept that experienced isn't the same as expert or advanced. I would love more programs or classes at the intermediate level that don’t spend too much time on basics ( we know what downdog and warrior poses are) and provide options for the aspirational asanas. Your site has maintained my sanity during the COVID pandemic.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
March 30, 2020
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That was wonderful Sarah Jane, I feel like a human noodle now. Yin or restorative yoga is so helpful during this time dealing with isolation.

Thank you. I will come back to this video.

karmafrau
karmafrau
March 24, 2020
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I started to get into Yin Yoga since I have very tight legs and hips. This class felt like a great relief. On the next day, I did a vinyasa class and I could feel a big difference in the flexibility of my legs, especially the hamstrings. Holding the right stretches for a couple of minutes really makes sense to me. You can feel how after a minute or so the muscles stop gripping and slowly let go. Thank you, Sarah!

duroc017
duroc017
June 22, 2019
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I love all the yin classes on this site, but I think this one is my absolute favorite. Sarah Jane's energy is so calming and the sequence of postures is perfect. I need to do this one more often!

felizcat
felizcat
May 28, 2019
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Great class to release the hips, legs and lower back. Easy to follow with clear guidance and good pace. My hips were suffering before this class and I already feel great opening and release in the hips and legs.

mmsanford
mmsanford
February 1, 2019
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Thank you! This was a great class. My hips feel better than they have in years.

Jenny3
Jenny3
November 8, 2018
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loved the deep stretches - its amazing how far a little patience will get you resp. me! Thanks!

Paulette9
Paulette9
September 29, 2018
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Wonderful class! Thank you Sarah for such a wonderfully releasing class! Your voice is very calming and I loved your reminders of how this practice is helping our organs and meridians. This is the first class I’ve done with you and I plan on doing many more! Thank you for being a wonderful yoga instructor!

Dawn Bowles
Dawn Bowles
May 7, 2018
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Thanks Sarah - Needed this after lots of lower body exercise this week. It works!

karen77ca
karen77ca
April 18, 2018
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Not my usual type of yoga practice, I tend to do more power/vinayasa but this was so so good! I will certainly do this again!

Peanutman
Peanutman
April 17, 2018
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When I do shoelace pose, I feel the stretch primarily in my outstretched leg and not in the bent leg. Is this okay? How can I modify the pose to a lower flexibility level?

Sarah Jane Steele
Sarah Jane Steele
June 7, 2018
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Thank you for your question. Yes, most feel the stretch when the leg is out stretched more so at the back of the knee and the IT band. You feel it more in the outer hips in the full pose. A modification is to just cross your ankle over your thigh rather than stacking the knees, you can support your bent knee with a block or pillow. If you’re aiming for the full pose you can elevate your hips by sitting on something which may help release the hip. Thank you for participating.

Reineira
Reineira
April 2, 2018
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Thank you! stillness is difficult but I managed it well with your gentle instruction.

Johnv
Johnv
March 16, 2018
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Thank you this was just what I needed today.
:)

JessicaThivierge
JessicaThivierge
February 28, 2018
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This is a really great class. My hips feel very released. Next time , I will stay 3 extra minutes on the second side Shoe lace pose, since we spend more time on the first side. Thanks for this amazing video.

pattylaurel
pattylaurel
February 26, 2018
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Just what I have been looking for. Wonderful class! Thank you so much!

soyvey
soyvey
February 26, 2018
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wow I just did this again - two days in a row! so d'list

Nyamyj
Nyamyj
February 25, 2018
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Just what my hips needed on this cold, damp, New York day.

pauline.blondiestyles
pauline.blondiestyles
February 25, 2018
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I have not done yoga for 2 years my stdio moved and i can't seem to find another close enough for me to work regularly this has woken up my inertest

soyvey
soyvey
February 25, 2018
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The most appropriate yoga class I have ever experienced. Took my back pain from a score of 6 (0-10 scale) down to a 1! WOW

InclinedToMischief
InclinedToMischief
February 22, 2018
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Thank you so much for such a beautiful, calming, deep release in all parts of the body that I feel the most tension. Your tone and guidance are lovely and your reminders are perfectly timed.

Cindy76
Cindy76
February 13, 2018
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Awesome Sarah! Reset for sure. I love Do Yoga With Me, so much graditude.

positivelyyoga
positivelyyoga
February 10, 2018
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What a perfect Yin class! My only regret is that I couldn't enjoy in person. Sarah Jane teaches this enjoyable and effective sequence in a lovely calming and healing style. Thank you!

LizzieLiz
LizzieLiz
February 9, 2018
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Wonderful and healing way to end the working week. Thank you x