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Yin Yoga to Nourish Your Hips

Intermediate I
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.


Existing Comments

November 7, 2021

Yes, I found that tiny little thing (called love) in my left hip!
The longer stretches in the pigeon got right into the heart of it

May 11, 2021

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
May 11, 2021

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!!

December 3, 2020

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!

July 2, 2020

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.

June 1, 2020

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.

April 10, 2020

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

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

March 1, 2020

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

January 29, 2020

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

December 9, 2019

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

October 27, 2019

i mountain-bike regularly and your yin classes have been a gift for my post-ride aching legs! Thank you Rachel :)

July 27, 2019

I really loved this practice. I will be coming back to this again. :)

January 5, 2019

Thank you, Rachel, my hips are smiling after all those lovely releases.

December 28, 2018

Rachel you are becoming one of my favorite instructors! I am really enjoying all your classes. This is great for athletes who need to hold the stretches longer. You need patience with this practice. But YOU gave me so many options which I loved. You are an inspiration and have great strength.

Rachel Scott
December 28, 2018

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed this class! I'm guessing from your handle that you are a runner :) I had athletes like you in mind for this practice and it's great to hear that the class has been useful. XO

December 30, 2018

Yes, I do love to run. I've told allot of my triathlete friends about this site. They could so benefit from it. One of my running books talks about the importance of flexibility and stretching and the benefits of holding the stretches longer. I'm growing to love yoga and it's only because of this site. I really hope you consider doing another Yin Yoga class. No Pressure! :-) The ques you provide while instructing the class are excellent.

Rachel Scott
December 31, 2018

I am going to be filming some new classes in Jan....a yin yoga for runners could be awesome! I'll ask my collaborators and we'll try to get it in the line up! And that is so great to hear...the team here is really excited to share yoga and it's so rewarding when we can spread the love :) Happy New Year!

December 14, 2018

This has become my Friday evening go-to class. I look forward to it all week! Thanks, Rachel.

July 14, 2018

Wonderful stretches...I’ll definitely come back to this practice often.

July 5, 2018

I am very flexible and found this practice to be very deep and intense. I am thankful. Thank you. Namaste from Ireland.

May 13, 2018

Rachel's classes are amazing! She gives many variations/modifications for people to choose from based on where they are in this Yin Yoga Class. It was great for releasing the hips and connective fascial tissue. It released my inner thigh muscles as well better than other methods I have tried. Holding things for long enough is really key. I highly recommend this and all her classes!

May 6, 2018

I am not a beginner and still found this practice VERY intense! Almost too intense for a beginner, deeply nourishing, loved the pace and peace in Rachel's voice, but I would not recommend it for most beginners.

May 5, 2018

Great remedy after a 7 mile walk yesterday.

Melanie Lichtinger
April 29, 2018

Wonderful and so needed!
Perfect medicine after a long Astro News writing session - ha, and so perfectly aligned with the deep YIN Scorpio Full Moon to let old held tension release in the very scorpionic hips...
Thank you, Rachel!
Loved how you safely walked us through and encouraged us to go to the sweet edge (wouldn't have done it without you - ha!)
And to me it seemed definitely an Intermediate class (as well).

April 22, 2018

After yesterday's 2 hr run/hike this was exactly what I needed today!

April 20, 2018

Thank you so much for this class! This deep and relaxing class was exactly what I needed for my tight hips at the end of a long week.