Urban Flow Haarlem
Info@urban-flow.nl or Yogasparkle2012@gmail.com
HAPPY HEALTHY HIPS
In this workshop we will explore our hips and look for:
-What is tight and what is weak.
-How can we create more integrity around the hip joint.
-How can we shift our focus from hip openness to hip stability
-Some common causes of hip pain and how to treat them
Last but not least:
-How can we practice yoga in such a way that serves our hips rather than causing harm
Many students come to yoga looking for more flexibility in the hips, or assume that they can stretch their way through perceived problems, but sometimes too much of a good thing can work against us.
Once we become more flexible, we tend to look for the release that we get from the deeper variations of hip openers in poses such as single legged pigeon but as we continue to push further there is eventually a risk of the joint becoming strained.
The support of the deeper structures of the joint become less effective and which in turn can lead to hypermobility. So instead of pushing deeper into flexible areas, notice spots where you are tight or weak and look instead for poses to challenge the strength of the hips, shifting your focus from hip opening to hip stability.
It is essential to create a healthy balance between flexibility and strength in the joint to maintain the integrity of the deeper structures of the joint!
We will end the workshop with myofascial release for the hips using the Massage Balls.
If you have your own set of balls, please bring them along, there is also the possibility to buy the balls at the workshop.