Yin Yoga to Nourish Your Hips

Rachel Scott
Instructor Rachel Scott
Average: 4.9 (77 votes)
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In this 60-minute yin practice, you will be guided through a delicious and nourishing yin practice designed to open the hips and recover from daily activities such as sitting, walking, running, and biking.

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


zeraffina 2 months ago

I injured my right knee during this class a number of weeks ago, I think I pushed too much and my hips weren't that opened. I am also a keen runner, which didn't help with the recovery of the knee. I wonder what sort of exercises you would recommend to support healing. My right knee is now quite stiff.

Rachel Scott 2 months ago

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that. For knee pain, I generally suggest seeing a physio. For knee stiffness, then non-weight bearing mobility work in flexion and extension may be helpful in creating circulation through the joint (like a no-load stationary bike), rather than the impact of running. However, I'm not a physio and I do recommend connecting with someone who can see you in person and give you a more personalized reply. I'm so sorry that you're having this experience; it's a good moment to remind everyone out there that Yin yoga does target the hips, and if you feel anything in your knee, it's a signal to modify the pose so that the knee doesn't take the "stretch" or force rather than our target area of the hips. I wish you a very speedy recovery!!

duroc017 7 months ago

Based on my own little groans throughout the practice, I would say I need to revisit this video more often. It is just what the doctor ordered!

@nnoula 1 year ago

Amazing! I always find dragonfly in yin so easy even when my head touches the ground. In this class, dragonfly was a pleasant challenge for the first time thanks to your suggestion to put blocks under the heels :) Wow! What a deep release! Thank you so much Rachel.

elsaaforges 1 year ago

Rachel, you're fantastic, as always. With each one of your classes, I learn tiny details about posture that make me improve with my practice. You are an excellent teacher. Hip opening is a long-run challenge, and I need both strengthening and stretching them. After this class, my hips were loose and flexible. Thanks a lot.

warz0021 1 year ago

Thanks for this one, it's been a lifesaver.

What are the chances you would film a Yin Shoulder class to pair it with?

Virgingirl 1 year ago

Good day! I did a very challenging race yesterday. Planned to go to a yin class this AM, but uh oversleep! So per using my favorite yoga website, here i found your class. Ive done many wonderful classes here. Imam not a fan of yin, as after about 3 minutes, I begin the wiggle! I love the prompts you offer to go ahead and ease up, or move or even just quit. The amount of talking is perfect noting how many more breathes instead of how many more minutes. I couldn't believe how fast the class was over and my hips much better. Thank you for offering this class. With gratefulness. Namaste Jodie

VictoriaLavine 1 year ago

Thank you so much for sharing your calm energy and guidance. I’m working through a chronically tight hip and groin, and this is the only class that has had an impact. You’re an amazing teacher Rachel!
Love from Portland, Maine

ejanedelong 1 year ago

Deeply relaxing and releasing. I got a fresh wave of energy after completing this class!