The hips are a complex joint comprised of many powerful muscles that either connect to or cross by the hip joint. (Iliopsoas, glutes, hamstrings and adductors, to name a few.) Along with muscles, there are ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels and bursae to contend with. It is no wonder we crave release in this area.
The hips also house a very powerful energy system, the second chakra. They are the emotional center for many of us, acting as the junk drawer of the body. By clearing the hip joint with a thoughtful, targeted yoga practice we have the opportunity to transform physically and mentally. This allows the natural healing powers of the body to activate, creating freedom in the pelvis and an increased sense of overall well being.
In this workshop we will discuss the anatomy of the hips as well as their energetic qualities. We will also explore the hips experientially with a hip opening practice that will leave you feeling open, aware and at ease.
This workshop is part of a weekend intensive, Yoga For Life, dedicated to the health and longevity of all the major joints of the body, but may be taken independently.