Yoga for Opening Hips

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This course tries to address the problem most individuals face, that of tightened hips. Tightened hip occur because of overuse of the lower half of the body through activities such as biking, jumping, running or underuse because of a desk-based job, sitting in the car for long hours etc. Hip openers are essential to keep the body free and relaxed for movement. As per the yogic tradition, hip tends to lock up negative feelings and pent-up emotions, especially ones related to control in our lives.

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4 Weeks
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24 Years Experience
From: India
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Hatha Yoga
Ashtanga Vinyasa
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Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore
Master of Yoga
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Trivandrum
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“IndeaYoga” at Mysore

Course Details

Opening hips is a much sought after yoga regimen. As our hips are the major contributor towards our movement having them in shape helps us ward of many ailments such as back pain, knee joint pain, indigestion etc. This course will train students on the asanas that are specific to hips, helping practitioners to open up their hips and experience free movement, agility and other benefits. Students will be taught beginner level hip exercises that they have to practice over a prolonged period of time to experience its benefits. The long time benefits will not just make the students sturdy and healthy enabling freedom of expression; creatively, physically, sexually and spiritually, it will also assist in creating an energetic shift or release.

About Yogacharya Bharath Shetty: Yogacharya Bharath Shetty is an E-RYT or an experienced, registered yoga teacher who has accomplished 2000 hours of teaching experience since completing training with an RYS or registered yoga school for a period of 200 to 500 hours. He is additionally certified or registered as a certified children's yoga teacher or RCYT as well as RPYT meaning registered prenatal yoga teacher. His journey in exploring yoga started at an early age. His belief in the ancient form of yoga got established when it helped him overcome his medical condition of asthma. Ever since his first initiation into teaching yoga started at a park, teaching a gathering on request, Bharath Shetty never looked back teaching and spreading yoga. He has taught 600 teachers from 60 different countries the techniques to practice yoga. Bharath has been awarded the Yoga Shiromani title by the Vivekananda Kendra, Bangalore as well as Yogacharya from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center after completing his masters in yoga.

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Enrolling for this course you will be able to rejuvenate with asanas that help you relax or unlock your hips. A loosened hip ensures better movement and increased metabolism. It will also help you in creating and energetic shift or release and bust stress.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 3 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since these courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more

Course Specific Benefits

This short course introduces you to the most widely sought after regimen in yoga that looks to loosen the hips. Hip opener asanas help you regain mobility, decreasing stress on your spine, helping you gain a healthy posture, calm your nervous system, combat fatigue and help you experience positive and energetic effects.


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I’ve heard so much about hip-openers. Why are they good for me?
Hip-openers are some of the most requested asanas in our classes as they release tension in many areas that are tight and bring a sense of relaxation to many practitioners. What many students do not understand is that virtually our entire practice of yoga is a big hip-opening opportunity. There are over 20 muscles that cross the hip (the collection of inner thigh muscles known as the adductors, the collection of outer thigh muscles known as the abductors, the hip flexors in front, deep lateral rotators in back, and more), so any movement that stretches any of these muscles could be considered a “hip-opener.”
What are the specific benefits of hip-openers?
Tight hips affect everything from your ability to get into Wheel Pose to simply being able to pick up something off the floor. When hips are tight, they increase the load and cause overuse of the spine. In addition to the benefits of improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain, opening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well. Yogic tradition holds the hips as a storage ground for negative feelings and pent-up emotions, especially ones related to control in our lives. Hip-opening can also create space for the birth of new ideas and new pathways. Opening the hips gives us access to freedom in the body and in our own unique expression — creatively, physically, sexually, and spiritually.

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