The Hubs of Movement: Hip Openers and Meditation
April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
with Cora Wen
The hips provide most of the incredible power and force we generate for movement; ergo, deficiencies in strength and flexibility in these crucial joints can spell the difference between smooth, easy performance and grinding pain in all types of movement, ranging from basic walking and running to complex, technical, demanding sports.
The muscles around the hips—the flexors, extensors and rotators that help connect the legs and pelvis through the hip—can prevent or enhance mobility for walking, running, etc. Increasing flexibility and achieving freedom in these muscles can decrease stress and the potential for injuries in the knees, feet and back. Tension in the hips often runs deep and has emotional resonance; thus, working to free the hips often awakens distant memories and personal reflection.
Hip pain and injuries are often caused by repetitive overuse and trauma or force in extreme ranges of motion, which is why they often afflict dancers, track and field athletes, martial arts and yoga practitioners, and performing artists.
In this class, prepare yourself to practice deeply and compassionately. Our practice safely unwinds your hips through a variety of asanas, from active moving sequences to longer held poses. Moving from standing and seated hip openings into a comfortable lotus position, we will delve into a soothing meditation that flows smoothly, outside in, from the work we do on the mat. Come ready to explore, heal, and have fun.
This course provides 2 Elective Contact Hours for YGSF’s 300 Hour Program [2 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].
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Tuition is $45, or $35 if you enroll on or before 4/1.
YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.