Balanced Hips… From the Inside Out!
“Slowly and mindfully release old tensions and holding patterns in the hips to bring more freedom to our movement and rediscover our emotions and creative energies.” When our hips aren’t working properly… When they’re stiff, tight, injured or out of balance-it’s as if they’re clogged. When this area is blocked, things get stuck, emotional and physical messes piles up, and we face a myriad of issues surrounding intimacy, and change. To cleanse this part of the body, we first have to open it up. In this master class, we’ll do just that, delving deep into the entire pelvic region through multiple externally rotated standing poses, and some of the most generous hip openers-gomukhasana (cow face pose), eka pada rajakapotasana (pigeon pose), frog, and a whole host of others. We’ll also use deep breath work and meditation to rebalance the nervous system and calm our emotions, bringing us back into equilibrium. In addition, this area is the home of the svadisthana chakra, our pelvic floor… An emotional region, and is closely tied to the spleen and our digestive system. When the second chakra is out of balance, we suffer low back and hip pain, in addition to issues in our relationships with others and ourselves, but when unobstructed, we are free to be playful, present, and receptive. We are unstuck! The activities and stresses of our daily lives can often lead to tightness & discomfort in our hips. But, in this master class our specifically focused practice on easing that tension and cultivating hip flexibility and strength will bring you to joy, bliss and balance from the inside out! If you are interested in exploring ways to improve hip mobility or simply deepen your yoga practice then this master class is for you. There will be modifications and progressions of poses suitable for all practitioners. See you on your mat!