So Hip It Hurts
What are your favorite asanas (poses) for the hips? Were you thinking Pigeon, Butterfly, Lotus, open Lunges, and the various creative modification that accompany each of these glorious hip openers. These postures tend to be very popular poses, and quite frankly some of my favorites
But what do all three of these poses have in common?
They all externally rotate the hip. While it feels oh so yummy, we must also make sure that we are counter-balancing these poses with internally rotating asanas such as Eagle, Modified Hero, Revolved Balancing Half Moon, Revolved Triangle, etc.
Whenever we are practicing at home, make sure that we have a healthy balance of opening/closing postures; if we move one way think about a pose that will bring us into an opposing direction. This creates balance and keeps us from over working ourselves in one direction, which can sometimes lead to imbalance or even injury.
Stay Happy and Healthy Posers!