Asanas to open the hips

Essentially every asana (yoga pose) will address the mobility of the hips in one way or another. The hip joint is the meeting place of the legs and the pelvis: the merging of the lower half of the body with the upper half. Without mobility in your hip joint, you ruin your knees and your lower back so it's important to practice hip-openers. They go deep into your hips, working the band of nerves that start at your lower back, dive through your hip pocket, and twist into your inner thigh. As we increase the range of motion in and around the hip joint, we rejuvenate the lower region of the spine and rectify disorders of the urinary and reproductive systems.
The hips are generally more likely to respond to regular, gentle practice than to irregular, forceful practice. Increasing the flexibility of one's hips require time. Working with the hip-opening asanas over months and years, grants us the skills of patience, persistence, inner awareness and compassion in all aspects of life.

 

SIDE STRETCH POSE
EAGLE
EXTENDED TRIANGLE
WIDE-LEGGED FORWARD BEND
PIGEON
CHILD'S POSE
COW FACE
HALF SPINAL TWIST
ABDOMINAL TWIST
ENERGY FREEING POSE
RECLINING BOUND ANGLE
CORPSE

 

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