After many years of teaching Yin Yoga, I have learned that students with tight hips want to love the seated hip openers, but that they actually really struggle with them. This practice is a hip soother for my friends out there with stiff, tight or painful hips. I’ll teach you how to move dynamically in these poses for actual relief. I’ll also educate you a bit on some things you can do to sustain your soothed hips.
This is one of those practices that you just crave. You’ll spend the whole hour on your back enjoying delicious somatic movements and simple Yin poses. Throughout your practice I will be encouraging you to tap into subtle experiences of self. Your efforts will culminate in a meta awareness that feels so good and right. This practice is so valuable if you are someone who suffers with chronic pain.
Mostly in Yoga we do the stretching. Right? Not in this class! It turns out that body weight strength training can actually help you increase range of motion AND get stronger. Lot’s of creative body weight Yoga inspired strength moves will challenge and excite you. This class is so much fun but you will really feel it….
This practice is intended for bed time. I would encourage you to even do this practice in your bed! But turn the blue light filter on to your device and keep the screen as dim as possible to limit your night time exposure to bright light. Throughout practice we will engage in evidence informed strategies for getting a better nights sleep. You will learn about the nervous system’s role in sleep and how to use that information to sleep better every night.
Seems like people are always looking for some Yoga for tight hips. I guess they assume I will give them some stretches and I may… But research actually shows that you are better off combining strength training and static stretching for increased mobility, less pain and of course more strength.
Aging well requires a balance of strength, flexibility and power. This quick practice hits all the marks and focuses on the big muscles of the lower body as well as the shoulders. Each exercise is intended to improve your balance as well.