Yin/Yang Flow

Intermediate I
This juicy class combines a delicious breath-centred flow series with targeted, yin-style hip openers to release tension and let go of the day’s stress. Rachel's calm and precise guidance will help you recover a sense of ease, making it the perfect class for the end of a long day.
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cindy noordermeer
October 7, 2021
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5
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Ahhh..this is a sweet short practice to loosen up and release unnecessary tension.

nadonado
June 21, 2021
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Nice stretchy end of day practice. Holding stretches longer than I'm used to and so helpful. Thank you.

Rachel Scott
June 22, 2021
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If you like the longer holds, you may enjoy checking out some of the other yin classes on the site? Yin is specifically designed with longer holds so that the connective tissue (not just muscles) are addressed :)

DianeL
May 1, 2021
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Great short & sweet session. Thanks Rachel.
But seems to have a little sound issue here.

Rhett
February 7, 2021
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Great yin poses for the hips. Overall a very relaxing class with a nice amount of movement. A little bit of audio distortion towards the end. Regardless bookmarking this class to do again.

duroc017
October 5, 2020
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A great evening practice. Felt great at the end of the day after doing a morning run and a day of computer work. I feel prepped for sleep but also less fatigued, in a good way.

yakb90
July 29, 2020
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great and quick hip opener class. loved the mini flows

kater_bot
July 29, 2020
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Really enjoyed this during the morning. Woke up with hip pain. This is just what another day of working at a computer called for!

mjtetrick
June 13, 2020
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Love the mix of movement and longer holds - really great for rest days from more intense workouts. Thank you, Rachel!

Camomilla
May 8, 2020
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Hi Rachel, thanks for this class!
I have a question regarding the pigeon pose variation. While practicing it my hips are squared to the front of the mat, but one hip is significantly higher than the other (so if my front leg is the right one the right hip would be lower, whilst the left hip would be much higher). When I bend forward, I feel a pinching sensation in my waist, on the side of the higher hip. Is that normal? I wouldn't describe it as pain but it isn't "opening" either, rather compression (because, again, my spine is kind of making a J). I am afraid to compromise the integrity of the spine, especially when bending (I cannot bend from my hips in this pose, I bend from my waist). What type of adjustments do you suggest? Reclined pigeon is not very stretchy anymore, but if it's safer i'll go back there.
Thanks a lot and I hope i'm manage to express myself clearly, english is not my mother tongue and I'm not very good at explaining my physical sensation in any case.

Rachel Scott
May 10, 2020
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Hello, hello!
Great question. If you're doing forward folding pigeon, I suggest letting go of the idea to square the hips. Start by sitting on your right with right shin forward. Your left knee bent (like "deer" or 90/90 pose). Your hips will NOT be square. Angle yourself over your front knee (toward upper right corner of mat) and forward fold. Keep seated on your right hip. From there, play with walking your hands towards center of mat. Find the best, most spacious angle for your torso that allows for a good stretch in right hip. Then, if you can keep your right hip down, you can start to extend left leg back as a means to letting your left hip move closer to the floor. Don't worry at all about squaring - that doessn't help hips so much in this pose (when you are in upright pigeon (torso vertical), it's a different story.) For more info, check out this tutorial :) - https://www.doyogawithme.com/content/two-pigeons - let me know how it feels!

Verab
April 29, 2020
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Much needed relief for tight hips from sitting in front of a computer all day.
Thank you

Shavasanadeb
March 28, 2020
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I definitely felt more spacious after this class. Juiceeee! Thank you, Rachel!

Becky in TX
February 28, 2020
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late February in Texas, 79 degrees, yoga on the patio! thank you, Rachel, for helping me with my Lenten discipline. Peace

sburks02
September 30, 2019
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Wonderful blend of moving and opening. Felt wonderful and my hips are happy!

zayakduck@gmail.com
September 19, 2019
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WOW! I loved these juicy hip openers!!! I will be coming back to this class often. Thank you, Rachel, for another amazing class!!

lmcqueen
September 16, 2019
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Prompted as an evening class but was also great to work out the kinks this morning after a hike yesterday. I feel limber again!

Margarethe
September 15, 2019
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I can't stop doing this class. I love it. My hip's been jammed for months in spite of physio, massage, IMS.... This class has just the right stretches and Yin longer stretches that are helping me help myself. Thank you Rachel again for another great class.

sng4ever
September 8, 2019
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Nice balanced practice. Felt really good for the hips/hip flexors.

nataliec
September 4, 2019
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This was no wonderful and arrived at the perfect time. Thank you, Rachel!

Margarethe
September 4, 2019
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This is a wonderful class to undo the slept wrong, yucky commute, tense day at the office, or just stiff some days. Not too long, but very effective. I highly recommend it.
Thank you Rachel!!

kapkap
August 29, 2019
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This was a great mix of yin and yang yoga! I have enjoyed many of Rachel's classes, as well as some of Sarah Jane's yinyang yoga classes. What was novel and fun here was Rachel weaving both in through the class, as opposed to just one and then the other method. I learn so much from Rachel's interpretations, for example her view on the body stretch during sun salutation B or in this video, the differences that can be made in variations from pigeon to swan poses. Thank you!