Hatha Yoga for Opening the Heart and Hips Video
Hatha Yoga for Opening the Heart and Hips

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Hatha Yoga for Opening the Heart and Hips

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A 60 minute flowing Hatha Yoga class with Mara Branscombe is designed to open your heart and hips, build strength and flexibility, and develop a deep feeling of relaxation in your body, your mind, and your breathe. A complete workout for peace, balance and rejuvenation.

A great yoga class to destress, tune into inner balance, harmony and peaceful feelings within. Center yourself amidst your busy days and focus your mind and a sense of calm throughout your body.


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NicoleUrdang, posted on September 10, 2016

dadius_longus, posted on March 2, 2016

For someone like myself who slowly deepening his practice, this was very good. It helped me connect breath with movement and loosen up stiffness in my hips(which a lot of men have) Much appreciation for this practice. Namaste.

KristenL@Gaia, posted on March 3, 2016


Thank you for commenting and sharing your practice! I am so glad to hear that you found it helpful along your journey. You can add this video to your playlist to practice again any time!


Xoxock84, posted on January 27, 2016

I have found this practice to be relaxing before bed. It loosens my body and releases tension. Easy practice to do.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on January 28, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write and share your practice with us! You can always add this practice to your Playlist on Gaia to watch again anytime.


strauss5marija, posted on December 7, 2015

Really one of my top 10 practise, thank you Mara I love you :) Namaste !

Ljscuderi, posted on September 6, 2015

I was fearful of an hour practice-have been practicing for about 3 months. Was pleasantly surprised. This was so "filling" and challenging-always offering new ways to expand body, mind and soul. Thank you, thank you.

Blue Iris, posted on June 22, 2015

This was a perfect sequence for me as I haven't been on the mat for 4 months. Thank you for such a great experience.

Patriciarose, posted on June 11, 2015

Loved everything about the sequence and all the things you said. Thank you.

phillip.capiral, posted on June 6, 2015

felt a little too fast for me as a beginner

srock32, posted on December 13, 2014

Your classes are always so creative and well rounded. I feel so at peace, open and grounded. Thank you! Namaste.

best3st87, posted on October 26, 2014

This class was great, very peaceful and well rounded. Thank you, Namaste.

tamarasmith04, posted on October 8, 2014

Awesome class!!!

mrscheekyb, posted on September 30, 2014

Lovely practice! So well rounded!!!

Aliciakhoffman, posted on June 8, 2014

Exactly what I needed. My heart has been closed and my hips and own wisdom tight.

mamayogini, posted on May 13, 2014

lovely class - I would have liked slightly less of the standing vinyasas and a little more backbending/ heart opening towards the end for it to be perfect. I'm really enjoying exploring your practices. Thank you.

jmadden7171, posted on May 10, 2014

Thanks Mara...I was feeling very anxious today or just not centered...I feel so much better now

strauss5marija, posted on February 18, 2014

Dear Mara thank you for this beautiful clas, I love doing yoga with you, you are one of my favorite teachers, bless you , Namaste and light :)

Ioleen, posted on February 8, 2014

Thank you Mara. I absolutely loved this practice, it's just what I needed today! x

mamoneholdren, posted on February 7, 2014

You're my new favorite. Excellent class!

pada_2, posted on February 7, 2014

So needed exactly this. Relaxing but still challenging. Mara's voice is soothing but clear and cues are great.
Allows for sincere focus on breath. Loved the moving meditation and long savasana.
Thank you.

Leahs, posted on February 7, 2014

Great practice...nice cueing, and very well balanced.

gabriellefrancis, posted on July 28, 2013

Excellent, balanced and sweet!

lavender65, posted on May 30, 2013

Excellent Mara! m.

MJam_2, posted on May 16, 2013

Wonderful class!!!! Beautifully nourishing, calming and rejuvenating. Mara is fabulous.

Lasienna, posted on March 16, 2013

This is one of my favorites, feel so peaceful when done!

jennilea, posted on January 17, 2013

Perfectly balanced class. Thank you, again, Mara.

hammerdown, posted on December 3, 2012

beautiful, thank you

energiayoga, posted on December 1, 2012

Lovely, lovely class. Very relaxing & free of all that yoga jibber jabber. Thank you for not asking me to breath out of my elbows or something silly like that. Going to my FAV's.

HaliCat, posted on November 28, 2012

Beautiful flow! Love your classes Mara....Thank you!

NatashaM, posted on October 26, 2012

Good all-around workout. 51 min.

noreen.daylewis, posted on October 22, 2012


noreen.daylewis, posted on October 22, 2012

bangin, hard but low key

noreen.daylewis, posted on October 22, 2012

bangin, hard but low key

bvisual, posted on June 10, 2012

Delicious class. Thank you Mara.

Nbrannick, posted on June 6, 2012

Fantastic class. Will be adding this one to My Favorites!

sheri_dust, posted on January 22, 2012

Thanks! Very nice Hatha practice.. just what I needed this morning :)

KateLisa, posted on January 1, 2012

Really enjoyed this, will do this again time and time again :-)

zazie, posted on November 26, 2011

Love it!!!

Chris69, posted on September 4, 2011

Thank-you for this beautiful practice.

ondaesol, posted on June 16, 2011

This is such a great, all-around yoga practice. All you need carefully folded into one delicious practice! Thank you.

hedonist, posted on June 16, 2011

amazing and a great use of one hour, stretching out everything without too many poses./ excruciatingly long meditation periods. Loved how this one flowed. Please please more like this one.

camgilley, posted on June 14, 2011

Lovely! Thank you Mara...

ErinBetrem, posted on May 2, 2011

A great de-stresser. Thanks Mara!!

omorin, posted on March 29, 2011

Loved this one ! More Mara please!

melodea, posted on March 22, 2011

Veeery nice! soothing voice...bravo!

AUM, posted on March 11, 2011

Wonderful for a non-intense practice that still works your poses. Mara is my favorite teacher on this site I've found.

cazfab, posted on March 11, 2011

gorgeous! balancing and grounding. Thank you.

Alice100, posted on March 5, 2011

lovely practice although I can't wait for another intermediate Vinyasa class from Mara

sophiecclark, posted on March 2, 2011

Great class for the end of a long day. Thanks

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