via Yoga Dork.
This is Part 1 of a 2-part hip-opening article. In Part 1, we examine the anatomy of tight hips and what it truly means to open them. In Part 2, we discuss some specific hip-opening alignment tips that most yogis are missing in their practice.
Let’s Forget About “Hip-Openers”
We talk a lot about hip openers in yoga, but hip-opening is actually more complex than we often realize. Pigeon pose and its variations are usually considered the main group of poses which “open our hips”, but surprisingly, most people unknowingly practice these poses in a way which bypasses the actual hip-opening they offer. The truth is that nearly all yoga poses are hip-openers, but we haven’t learned to think about them this way, and we therefore don’t align our joints to find this hip-opening potential that our bodies so desperately need. more »
Starting this Saturday, 4/19 at 8:00am
with Michael Najjar
We have a brand-new offering at Yoga Garden SF: Barre 101 classes!
These fast-paced classes will make you sweat and leave no muscle un-toned. Light weights and dance-based movements are used to give you a workout to compliment your existing yoga practice. more »
We’ve expanded our weekday morning class offerings!
Start your day off right with a morning practice at Yoga Garden San Francisco! To help facilitate your healthy mornings, we’ve added additional morning classes since the new year.
with Lee Fernandez
Starts next week! Building on the success of the first series, we are pleased to announce that we will have Lee Fernandez back at Yoga Garden San Francisco for another Discover Your Baby series.
Building on Yoga Garden SF’s position as a leader in pre- and post-natal yoga education, Discover Your Baby offers parents of infants (2-10 months) a chance to learn about their child’s developmental process and how to best nurture and support their child’s innate curiosity and learning. more »
By Paulina Julien
The day starts with the startling alarm clock. I meet it with the familiar resistance. All I want is to stay in bed, but that ring is a sign that it absolutely has to happen—now. more »