Wanting more open hips? Try these gentle somatic yoga hip openers for beginners. This class uses small slow movements to improve mobility and flexibility. Give it a try!
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Somatic yoga hip openers for beginners
We begin this class with a short grounding practice to notice the hips. Then we progress to a moving body scan with windshield wipers. Noticing the range of movement. Then comes the actual somatic yoga hip openers for beginners. Bringing the legs together, then let the left leg open to the side. Nestling the left foot towards the inside of the right ankle. If the left leg doesn’t connect to the floor, then support it with bolster, block, or blankets.
From here with a gentle push into the right foot, lift the right hip just an inch or two away from the floor and lower. Does the leg move? If you find the right leg wobbles inwards what can you do to keep it static? After a few repetitions lift and hold, then very slowly lower back to the floor. Repeat this two more times. Then repeat the yoga hip openers for beginners exercise on the other side. At the end repeat the moving body scan of windshield wipers noticing any difference before compared to after. End with a short grounding and centering practice
I hope you try these somatic yoga hip openers for beginners for a short 12-minute practice. Let me know in the comments if you feel a difference!
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- Do you have tight hips?
- What poses are difficult for you?
- Are you easily able to slow down and move small?