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Hip Openers with Daniel Hickman

  • The Spring Yoga & Natural Health Center 808 Olney Sandy Spring Road Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD, 20860 United States (map)

In this therapeutic yoga session, we will focus on specific movements, stretches & asanas that help bring balance to the twenty-two muscles that are connected with this very important area of the human body.

We will explore techniques designed to:

  • alleviate hip, back, thigh & sciatic pain
  • improve ease of physical movement
  • increase circulation of blood to the digestive & sexual organs
  • benefit the respiratory system
  • induce relaxation

 

In the Ayruvedic perspective, the anatomy of the hips is associated with the 2nd chakra (swadisthana) and the element of water. So, the hips will often dictate how ‘fluid’ one can move. Some persons might have hips that appear to move only in one particular ‘current,’ while others might have hips that appear to be ‘frozen.’

 

“The hips are not only the place for the legs to pivot from, but are also the base that cradles the upper body.’ – Daniel E. Hickman (fyi – this is my most plagiarized quote!)