Welcome to Day 9 of our enriching 14-day morning yoga journey! Today, we delve into the liberating world of hip-opening postures. These poses, including Warrior II and Garland pose, offer a pathway to release tension nestled within your hips and lower back. By cultivating a profound sense of breath awareness, you will amplify the stretches, melt away tightness, and unlock the boundless potential of your hip mobility.
What to Expect:
Hip-Opening Sequences: We will gracefully flow through a series of hip-opening postures, nurturing your hip joints and lower back while embracing the freedom they offer.
Breath Awareness: Deepen your stretches and release tightness by syncing your breath with each movement, fostering a heightened awareness of your body's unfolding journey.
Poses in Today's Class:
Deep Squat Pose (Garland): Begin by standing with your feet hip-width apart, toes slightly turned outward. Sink into a deep squat, bending your knees and lowering your hips toward the earth. Bring your palms together at your heart center and use your elbows to gently press your knees apart, inviting a profound hip stretch. Hold for 3-5 breaths.
Lizard Pose: Transition into Lizard Pose, a pose that invites deeper hip exploration.
Pigeon Pose: From Downward-Facing Dog, draw your right knee forward, placing it behind your right wrist. Extend your left leg behind you and lower your hips toward the floor. You can remain upright or walk your hands forward for a more intense stretch. Hold for 3-5 breaths before gracefully transitioning to the other side.
Butterfly Pose: Embrace the gentle opening of your hips in the comforting embrace of Butterfly Pose.
Happy Baby: Transition to Happy Baby, lying on your back. Draw your knees toward your chest and grasp the outsides of your feet. Widen your knees wider than your torso and press your feet into your hands, gently pulling your hands downward to feel a rejuvenating stretch in your hips and lower back. Hold for 3-5 breaths.
Savasana: Conclude your practice in the ultimate pose of relaxation and restoration, Savasana.
Day 9's Hip Opening Flow invites you to embrace the liberation found within your hips and lower back. As you traverse these postures, synchronized with your breath, you'll witness the unravelling of tension and the emergence of newfound freedom in motion. Allow this practice to unlock your boundless potential for hip mobility and invite a sense of ease and fluidity into your day. Enjoy the liberating effects of Day 9's Hip Opening Flow!