Yin Yoga for the Hips and Lower Back

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Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.8 (95 votes)
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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.

Equipment: Blankets
Style: Gentle Yoga, Yin Yoga


Fabulous class
mmsanford 1 month ago

Thank you! This was a great class. My hips feel better than they have in years.

Jenny3 4 months ago

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

Wonderful class!
Paulette9 5 months ago

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!

Great release!
Dawn Bowles 10 months ago

Thanks Sarah - Needed this after lots of lower body exercise this week. It works!

wonderful class
dashavin 11 months ago

I really needed this class. The hour flew by too.Thank you Sarah

I was skeptical..
karen77ca 11 months ago

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!

Shoelace pose
Peanutman 11 months ago

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 9 months ago

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.

Thank you! stillness is
Reineira 11 months ago

Thank you! stillness is difficult but I managed it well with your gentle instruction.