This course (recorded live from an online workshop, then edited into accessible sections) teaches yoga-related hip anatomy in a conversational lecture / discussion format with two dedicated movement practices within.
Why learn about the hips?
Hip opening is the most popular request in yoga classes. Many people in general feel that their hips are chronically tight.
But are they tight? And is more "hip opening" the answer?
When stretching isn't enough
Have you been stretching your hips for years in yoga, yet they still feel tight? Are you wondering if maybe you need to try something else?
Tight and weak muscle patterns become embedded into our bodies through furniture, lifestyle and these patterns don't ONLY follow us onto the yoga mat (no matter how many sun salutations we do):
...these unserving patterns can also be created on the mat.
What can we do on the yoga mat that helps our hips?
Discover specific ways to move your hips mindfully on the mat to unlock hip flexors and awaken hip stabilizers.
Dive into the deep world of "hip healthcare" including rotational strength, joint centricity, stabilization, muscular activation and so much more.
How does this course line up with the science of sustainable hip health?
From tight hip flexors to the distance between your knees and the floor in cross-legged, explore and play with movement-science informed ways to enhance true, sustainable mobility (openness + strength) in this pivotal part of your body.
Guided by a doctor of physical therapy and yoga teacher of 2 decades, you will get to know the muscles surrounding your hips, understand the role of the hips in balance and core stability, and find new levels of ease and freedom in yoga asana.
What props do I need?
For the movement practices, ideally have on hand:
This workshop is all levels and is designed for anyone who sits for any length any day of the week, for cyclists, for runners, for truckers, and of course, for yogis.
2 contact hour CEUs for Yoga Alliance, IAYT, and more. Downloadable certificate available at completion of the course.