Hey, yogis! This week we're getting to the basis of strengthening our hips to engage in a healthier way to flexibility.
We all desperately want our hips to be as open as possible, but to achieve this we need to look at the opposing side of strength.
We have to be as strong as we are flexible.
If you are too flexible without stability you run into problems like dislocated hip joints, sciatica, or weakened joints and tendons in the areas that are constantly being opened.
If you are too strong without fluidity, you might experience rigidity, pain and stiffness felt throughout the lower back and along legs, and inability to progress your strength by freeing up stagnant areas in the body.
Below are 5 poses I practice daily to provide strength, stability, and fluidity to my hips and opposing muscles.
You can practice these in a more yin sense (holding), or a more vinyasa-type flow. I recommend holding them first, and then, flowing. Holding allows for you to take inventory into your body and ask what it needs from you today.
Ready to get started, friends?
After you practice let me know what you think by leaving a comment, liking, or giving some feedback!
A yogi with the passion to transform and inspire others along their path.