Spinal Freedom in Revolved Low Lunge 5-Part Twist TechniqueanjaneyasanaREVOLVED LOW LUNGE TECHNIQUE You’re going to multiply the benefits of twisting postures with this 5-part twist technique. There are already benefits you may knowingly and/or unknowingly receive...
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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- Attend the livestream OR practice the replays any time that’s convenient for you
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.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH
King Pigeon Variations Full Body Awareness for Your ShouldersmobilityKING PIGEON If you’ve practiced with Matt before, you’ll be aware of the domino effect or the ripple effect of how a yoga posture unfolds. Matt brilliantly breaks down every pose with care and...
Reverse Plank Pose Scapular Retraction For Back StrengthPURVOTTANASANAREVERSE PLANK POSE Asymmetry is a common issue when it comes to our asana practice. Opportunities to work on strengthening muscles in the back body are much more infrequent than opportunities to...
Crow Pose On Blocks Take Your Shoulder Stability To New HeightsSTABILITYCROW POSE It’s not unusual to have a healthy amount of fear and hesitation when it comes to finding balance in crow pose. Will I fall? Am I strong enough? Will I hurt myself? One of the most...
Side Angle Pose Shoulder Fix At The Wallupward rotationSIDE ANGLE POSE Stop for a moment and think about how many times you lift your arms overhead in any given asana practice. There are plenty of opportunities, aren't there? Side Angle pose is a perfect example of...
Open Splits Follow This Flexibility FormulaSAMAKONASANAOPEN SPLITS Open splits is one of those postures that may not always make it into your asana practice, but there are a number of good reasons for it to start showing up more often. It does require a considerable...