Love your Hips - Yin Yoga
This yin sequence has been carefully designed to gently open your hips, improve overall flexibility, build core strength and increase your range of movement.
How and when do tight hips show up for you?
In a yoga class when attempting a deep hip stretch, or maybe every time you walk or stand after sitting for a long time? Very often tight hips can show up in the form of lower back pain and muscle stiffness.
Are your hips tight?
If yes, don’t feel alone! Did you know that hip openers are the most requested poses in my classes.
If you are serious about releasing tight hips, lower back pain and general stiffness then this sequence is for you. Commit to trying this 30 minute class three or four times a week.
You’ll notice a huge difference in how your hips feel.
When practicing this sequence, hold each pose for 3 minutes, staying still and allowing your body to marinate in the shape. Always find your first edge and choose the variation, props and support that your body needs. (See the variations in the pictures below)
Remember Yin yoga teaches us stillness and patience as a tool to bring about radical change.
Never hold a pose when feeling pain, or hold your breath, clench your teeth or tense your muscles. Take this time to relax and release as much as you possibly can. Keep scanning your body for hidden tension and then move your breathe into these tight areas to offer relief.
Be sure to enjoy Savasana at the end of the practice to allow your body to settle and receive the benefits of your practice.
I hope you enjoy!
Balasana- Child’s Pose
Mandukasana– Frog Pose
Gomukhasana– Shoelace pose
In all these variations you can use a bolster, blanket or prop to sit on to assist with a forward tilted pelvis before folding forward. When folding forward be mindful to keep the pressure out of the knees.