Howdy friends! I am happy to share with you my latest yoga video, “Yoga for Hips“. This video was a request from a friend who is working towards Full Lotus. Lotus requires a great deal of hip flexibility, so I created this video to show you how you can work on opening the hips.
You don’t have to be working on Lotus Pose to benefit from this video. The poses we do together here, also help you relieve lower back and hip pain and create more strength in those areas. Keep returning to the video and practice these poses often to receive the awesome benefits. Over time, you will feel free and easy in your movement.
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Here is the name and description of the poses we will do in the video:
Supined Cobbler’s Pose – Lie down. Bring the soles of the feet together with the knees bent. Allow the hips to relax and the knees to fall open towards the ground. Take 10 deep breaths.
Lizard Pose – Come to a runner’s lunge with the right foot forward. Bring your palms to the inside of your right foot. Back knee can be lifted or lower it for a deeper stretch. Make sure to keep the hips square and sinking forward. To go even deeper bring the forearms down with the elbows inline with the right heel and your palms flat on the ground.
Pigeon Pose – Bring your right knee to the ground with your shin parallel to the top edge of your mat (If that doesn’t happen no worries. These things take time!) Walk your left toes straight back behind you with the top of the foot in the mat. I recommend placing a block under your right hip to keep the hips square. Avoid leaning to the right. Bring your forearms to the ground. To go deeper, walk the hands forward and rest the chest over the front shin. Take at least 10 deep breaths.
Fire Log – from a seated position bring your right shin parallel to the edge of your mat. Stack your left heel over the right knee and your left knee over the right heel. Flex the feet so that the knee doesn’t take pressure. Place a block between the left knee and right ankle if there is a big gap. Sit tall for 10 deep breaths.
Frog Pose – Come to the hands and knees. Start to walk the knees out to the sides and bring the inside edges of the feet and shins to the mat. Keep the shins parallel so that the knees and heels are in line with each other. You could draw a rectangle between them. Slightly tuck the tailbone so you take the dip out of the lower back and gently engage the lower abs. Hold for 10 deep breaths. To come out be careful. This is a deep stretch. Bring the big toes together walk the knees back in and just sit for a few breaths.