Yoga for the Hips, Hamstrings and Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (375 votes)
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This online hatha yoga class is perfect for athletes who are looking for a routine they can do to lessen stiffness and risk of injury due to training. It stretches the hips, hamstrings and lower back repeatedly throughout the class, which is an effective way to quickly increase flexibility.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


dspicer1 3 months ago

I have been doing this video on and off for a couple of years and I really love it. The outdoor setting is gorgeous. Wondering where it was filmed

oakhazel 4 months ago

I really enjoyed this lesson. It does end without any prompts which is a bit odd. I don't normally enjoy music with yoga but this soundtrack was very relaxing. Great hip stretches.

JMacDee 5 months ago

I enjoyed this class and felt some good hip stretches. I would categorise this as higher than beginner level 1 as David does not give stages where you can stop along the way. I think that might be helpful for true beginners. I loved the poses and loved the outdoor setting. The class ends with no sound or word (as the previous poster noted) it's fine as long as you are prepared for it. Do try it if you want to stretch your hips (like after sitting all day).

Nikki_Paulie 8 months ago

Mabye this is David's style, but the last two classes I've taken with him he hasn't verbally noted the end of class. We go into Savasana and then the video/music stops. I'd like some sort of "we're done" so I'm not laying there wondering why I've been in Savasana for so long! Ha! Help me out! :)

David Procyshyn 8 months ago

Ha! Yes, I completely understand the feeling you're having when you're left in savasana. This is one of the very first videos that we ever recorded and back then, we didn't do a verbal ending... we simply let it trail off. In our entire catalogue there are very few videos like this, so you won't experience it very often. But now you're ready if it happens again! :-)

Jaimee_T 9 months ago

PERFECT post run stretches. My studio closed due to the quarantine and I was beginning to feel tight and stiff in my hips, hamstrings, and back on my run today. Came home searched hip, hamstrings and back and found this little gem of 26 minutes. Its going to be a regular part of my training from now on.

MaryRose Metcalfe 11 months ago

Loved these stretches. Thanks David. Others commented that they missed something at the end in corpse pose. I didn't even think about that as I know each of the DYWM teachers have different ways for the corpse pose - some are silent, others do a mediation, others ask students to go back to their mantra. All different, all the reasons why I love DYWM.

i liked this short but effective class - an interesting flow of hip stretches. But I felt deserted at the end - it didn't finish properly. You need to end the shivasana, not just leave people with a namaste they can't read on the screen! Otherwise very good, thank you.

David Procyshyn 1 year ago

Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you liked it. In reference to the ending, this was one of the first classes we filmed and we didn't have a consistent way of finishing classes. I'm glad you pointed it out so others know what to expect.