Tight Hip Flexors
What Are Hip Flexors?
Of course, it’s not required that we have a deep understanding of these muscles and their functions, but it can certainly be beneficial to know the basics, especially if you’re experiencing tight hip flexors or other hip issues.
What Tightens Hip Flexors & Why?
Do Hips Store Stress & Emotions?
Hip Focused Yoga Poses
Lizard Pose or Utthan Pristhasana has become a yogi favorite. This posture is great for opening or stretching the hips, but it’s not an easy pose for many people. This posture will require some patience and sometimes it will create a love/hate relationship. It’s common to see this yoga pose in restorative style classes as a deep stretch. Like most hip openers, Lizard Pose is usually a struggle for men.
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Mermaid Pose would certainly qualify as one of the prettiest yoga poses, but it’s also packed with benefits and challenges. One of it’s benefits includes opening the hips and providing a nice hip stretch. Like Lizard Pose, this posture will test your patience along the way. It will also help improve spine flexibility, balance and focus.
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Yes, it would be accurate to describe this pose as just a squat, which would explain why Malasana Pose is also referred to as “yogi squat”. Humans have been squatting for a very long time, and it’s a great alternative to sitting in a chair, and much healthier. Malasana will stretch the hips, hamstrings, back and improve your core. Perhaps the next time you’re ready to take a seat, try a squat instead!
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