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Healing Yoga for Tight Hips


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Published on January 20, 2012

This short restorative session focuses exclusively on poses and breath that can help re-open tight hips, whether they come from a lot of walking, running, and/or biking, or from a lot of time sitting at a desk or in a car. The legs are used as "levers" to mindfully generate "leverage" deeper into the hip joints, exploring they way that moving the bones affects the surrounding non-muscular tissue. Various angles, such as flexion, extension, external and internal rotation in the various poses create different opportunities for you to address your own imbalances. Poses can be practiced as a full sequence, or chosen more "ala carte" as they are experienced to be effective in creating more flexibility. Ideal for beginners who feel they are "too tight for yoga" as well as for more advanced yogis who need to be sensitive to sore or traumatized hips. A yoga block and optional blanket are used to assist in creating comfortably intense stretches..

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