Hip Opening Workshop
With Dylan Ayaloo
29th April, 1-3pm at Lambeth College, Clapham Common
If you sit at a desk for 8 hours a day, your hips need opening!
If you cycle, your hips need opening!
If you run, your hips need opening!
Our bodies are amazing machines that are designed to move. Unfortunately, our lifestyles, and the way we move our bodies often contributes to tight hips.
Over time, sitting results in shortening of the hip flexors - the muscles that join your abdomen to your legs. This shortening adjusts the position or tilt of the pelvis. This in turn upsets the muscles and structures both above and below the hips. Hence why knee problems, lower back pain, and even shoulder and neck pain are often connected to tension in the hips.
Running and cycling can also result in tight hips due to the repeated use of the hip flexors to lift the leg to propel you forward.
The body also holds emotions in tense muscles and the deep muscles of the hips are often the centre of many stuck and suppressed emotions. By releasing the muscular tension, old stuck emotions can also be shifted, leaving you feeling lighter and more free, emotionally as well as physically.
Hip Opener Workshop Content
Over this 2-hour workshop you will delve into hip opening poses that will work around all angles of your hips.
You will gain a greater understanding of the anatomy of your hips and will use standing, seated and supine postures to increase your range of motion in all directions. We will work on stabilising the hips and lower spine and conditioning and releasing the muscles around these joints, resulting in a new freedom of movement.
The Hip Opener workshop will include a yoga practice to prepare the body for the deeper hip opening poses.
You will learn healthy alignment in your body in a fun and playful way, and will leave having released your hips and feeling empowered to continue the opening in your regular practice.
The ideal workshop for runners, cylists and desk jockeys
Suitable for all levels from beginners to more advanced yoga students.
You will work at your individual level with an opportunity to modify poses whenever necessary, building up your personal yoga practice in a playful and safe manner.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 872 122 842 if you have any questions.