Hip rotations for increased mobility
Injury, pain, and tightness are unfortunately just a few of the things that are commonly associated with the hips. Making efforts to improve hip mobility can help to manage these conditions. What is mobility? Mobility is your ability to control a limb through a specific range of motion. This is why exploration is such an important aspect of a physical yoga practice. After all, it’s how you get to know yourself. You come to more deeply understand your current physical state each time you step on the mat. More importantly though, you find the keys to unleash your potential. Practicing hip rotations for increased hip mobility can take you on the path to increased stability, strength, and flexibility in the hips. Hip rotations for increased mobility can be explored in more unique ways than you might think.
October 2022 Immersion
- Strengthen & Lengthen Your Hips
- Increase Active & Passive Range Of Motion
- Learn Anatomical Techniques To Improve Functionality
- Access a Wider Range of Seated Posture & Hip Openers
- 12 Classes: All levels appropriate
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ANATOMY OF THE HIP
Let’s talk about the anatomy of the hip first. The hip is a ball and socket joint which means that the femur bone (upper thigh bone) has a little ball on the end (also known as the lesser trochanter) and inserts into the side of the ilium (the pelvis). The “ball” rotates around in that shallow opening of the pelvis, where ligaments keep the head of the femur bone in the socket (hip joint). Ligaments provide stability in the hip joint, while the muscles that surround the hip create movement. Activating muscles, particularly through range of motion, serve to support those that are hyper mobile in the hips, just as much as those that feel restrictions and/or tightness. Engaging muscles through range of motion helps to mobilize the thigh bone inside of your pelvis.
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ACTIVE VS. PASSIVE RANGE OF MOTION
Understanding the difference between the two is essential in being able to understand your body. It’s possible to believe that you have the capacity for quite a large range of motion, but this may be due to either hyper-mobility, flexibility, or because it’s available to you passively (using the support of someone or something to move the joint to a particular degree). Active range of motion means that you have the strength to move the joint to a particular degree without any assistance other than your own muscle strength.
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