Hip Opening Stretches | Beginner Yoga For Hip Flexibility

Hip Opening Stretches | Beginner Yoga For Hip Flexibility


welcome this yoga class is a deep hip
stretch for flexibility incorporating beginner friendly postures
let’s begin coming to your seat bend the knees and place the feet mat width
distance apart grabbing the back of your thighs or shins begin to allow your
chest to fall between the knees towards the mat you you could even begin to walk the hands
forward between the feet release planting your hands behind you
slightly leaning back begin to rock the knees side to side
see how low you can get the knees observing how the hips feel how the
glutes feel pressing into the mat when you’re ready come to your back
hugging needs to chest big squeeze here begin to feel your lower back pressing
into the mat the beach inhale expanding the lower back expanding the
side body expanding the belly releasing the right leg to the bottom of
the mat keeping the left knee bent allowing that left knee to fall open for
a supine tree pose now if the left knee is a bit high here
or feels a bit too intense please a pillow or two underneath that knee for
extra height extra support in time you can remove the pillows as your body
starts to open up and adapt to the stretch wherever you are is your right hand on
your belly left hand on your heart this will help you stay present within the
posture if your mind starts to wander just draw your attention back to your
heartbeat what’s your breath feeling your belly
rise and lower with each breath cycle you when you’re ready
draw the left knee into chest and slightly open the knee towards the left
using your hand as a guide as support option to find some movements gentle
movements here by opening and closing the knee on your next exhale draw the left knee
over to the right for a supine twist option to place a few pillows under the
left knee for added height take your left arm into a cactus shape
elbow in line with the shoulder this will feel a bit intense so feel free to
place a pillow underneath that left arm as well wherever you are here in this posture
slowly inhale nice deep breath slow exhales creating that space within the
torso with each exhale start to soften the shoulders the upper back surrendering here no tension within the
fingers and toes inhale release back to Center left foot to the bottom of the mat right knee opens up for your supine tree
pose again option to utilize pillows here underneath that right knee fall inhale drawing the breath into the
belly nice low exhale softening the shoulders the neck of her back softening
the feet the toes no tension in that right knee allowing that need to be
heavy falling towards the mat you you you when you’re ready draw the right knee
into chest begin to allow that need display open using your hand as a guide option to find some movement opening and
closing the right be on your next exhale draw the right knee
towards the left for a supine twist you do have the option here remember to
utilize pillows for extra comfort or support if this feels a bit too intense
today no pressure to enter the full expression here in time it will happen
taking your right elbow in line with the shoulder slow deep breath cycles here
with each exhale start to soften the shoulders in the upper back maybe even
the back of the neck observing the body here take note on where you’re holding
any tension sigh it out with each exhale release to Center plant both feet on the mat begin rocking
the knees side to side observing any sensations here in the
hips the groin maybe even in the lower back and glutes releasing the feet to the bottom of the
mat hands your sides palms facing up and open preparing for shavasana taking a
moment here to fully soak in the practice to give yourself this moment to
fully surrender while still being present of any sensations within the
body no flexing no stretching engaging just
being here fully aware Phillipe present you you slowly begin to wake up the body
wiggling the fingers and toes maybe rocking the head side to side YouTube and the knees rolling cheer right give yourself a pat
on the back for showing up to the mat today the body and mind are so grateful
for this time when you’re ready slowly come to seated
take your time here full inhale hands coming up overhead
reach nice and tall exhale hands to heart center thank you so much for
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