This 12 minute somatic yoga hip flexor strengthening for beginners class uses your own body, gravity and a yoga block. If you’re struggling with working your hip flexors and your core, and want a gentle strength training class this is the one for you!
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Yoga Hip Flexor Strengthening Exercises
For poses where the legs need to be lifted away from the floor, like boat pose, strong hip flexors are a must. If many of the traditional yoga hip flexor strengthening exercises seem too challenging for this class we bring things back to basics. We do this on our back and work on using gravity and core stabilization, then bring in a yoga block for some feedback.
First, we warm up with arch and flatten, then a set of tabletop leg drops with bent knees. Then the option to do a second set with legs extended. The main work in this yoga hip flexor strengthening class uses a yoga block.
With the block over the chest, legs straight, using the hip flexors, tap the block with the toes. Alternating legs here only moving one leg at a time. The important this is CONTROLLING the movement. No kicking! Ending with a hip bridge for some length, before another scan to ground and center.
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- Do you have tight or weak hip flexors?
- Can you straighten legs in boat pose?
- Have you used a block like this to work the core?