Hip Opener Workshop
The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tight & reduced range of motion in our hips. The hip joint is a ball-and-socket joint, which means that it’s designed to have a big range of motion (like the shoulder joint). If our joints are designed this way then it is for a reason: because we need it to keep going through life and age in a gracious way.
In this workshop we will work on stabilising and increasing mobility in all of the movements of the hips, including the IT bands, glutes, psoas, hamstrings and quads. We’ll start the workshop with some yin poses to soften and surrender and continue with a heated vinyasa practice.
While the workshop will focus more on the physical aspects of hip openers you may experience some emotional release. It is said that hips is where we store emotion - often the kind we keep hidden deep down like anger, anxiety, sadness and frustration. Working on the deep tissues in hip opening asanas can release both physical and emotional tension.
On a physiological level the muscles of the hips have a relationship with the fight or flight response - we are born with the reflex action of activating the hip flexors to bring us into the fetal position when under threat.