Do your hips ever feel like a mystery in yoga classes (or in life)? Have you ever found yourself hunched over in a seated pose, quietly muttering to yourself “Dammit hips, open!” Or perhaps you’re incredibly bendy in your hips but seek to access greater strength and balance there.
Enter Elements of Hip Opening! Explore functional anatomy & biomechanics of the hip joint in a wide variety of yoga poses. In this workshop, Jen and Jack will help unlock the secrets of your pelvis and hips. You will learn:
- The little-known magical method of deep, safe hip-opening
- How to guide your body into common (and commonly misunderstood) hip-opening postures
- Modifications and troubleshooting for different bodies
- Points of pain and how to avoid them
The work you do with Jen and Jack will translate into greater strength and confidence in almost every physical activity in your life! Open yet engaged hips are crucial for healthy standing and sitting. They facilitate walking, squatting, running, jumping, kicking, and cycling movement patterns. Learning how to open your hips effectively is often a key element in alleviating back pain.
This workshop is perfect for all students, but it's equally beneficial for aspiring teachers ready to more effectively help students by moving past basics of hip-opening into the deep, rich, complex territory beyond.