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Hip Hip Hooray: A Hip-Opening Workshop

HIP HIP HOORAY: A HIP-OPENING WORKSHOP

This workshop is designed for anyone who experiences tight and achy hips and would like to learn how to use yoga for effective relief.

In this 2-hour workshop, we will use yoga poses, various props, and breath exercises to both stretch and strengthen the muscles of the pelvis, back, and legs. By working and opening the hips we relieve pain and increase our body’s stability, flexibility, and mobility.

Many of our most routine activities result in painful hips. Long periods of sitting at work or while driving make our hip muscles disengage and become progressively weaker and shorter. Standing a long time also has this effect, and cycling, running, and other forms of exercise that we hope will keep us fit actually worsen this condition by leading to adaptive shortening throughout the hips muscles. This tightness in the hips and surrounding muscles increases the risk of injury by straining tissues that are no longer able to move properly or freely.

You will leave this workshop with the tools you need to feel better and maintain a home practice that targets the hip flexors, lower back, and hamstrings.