Hip-Opening Yoga Sequence

Hip-Opening Yoga Sequence

As a continuation to my yoga video series, this video focusing on the hips! Tight hips can be the cause of many other pains, and many muscles are connected to our very mobile hip joint. The hamstrings, hip flexors, quads, and all the glute muscles (glute min, glute med, glute max and piriformis) are connected to the hip and pelvis. So here are 9 simple hip-openers that you can do at home. (Or at the office, maybe you can inspire your coworkers!)

So find some relaxing music and follow along:

 

Beginner Friendly Yoga Routine

Beginner Friendly Yoga Video!

Not everyone can get to a yoga studio or hire a private yoga instructor. Plus, sometimes it’s nice to do yoga in the comfort of your own home! So here’s a beginner friendly yoga routine in my youtube video series. This one is great for beginner’s or advanced yoga practitioners. I give several options for classic poses, since an injury or tightness may mean a certain pose is not optimal for you.
Some of the poses covered are:

  • downward dog
  • dolphin/dolphin supinate
  • cobra
  • plank
  • turbo plank with active serratus
  • crescent pose
  • runner’s lunge
  • bridge pose
  • yogic breathing
  • spinal twist
  • cat-cow
  • bird-dog
  • core work
  • child’s pose

So find some relaxing music, and follow along!

Low Back Pain Relief, Causes and Symptoms: Part 1

After years doing massage therapy the most common complaint from customers is lower back pain. I hear it from athletes, young people, older people, sedentary people, swimmers, climbers, and almost everyone else. Although the solution may seem simple (just get your low back worked on, or take some pain killers, right?) there can actually be several causes and solutions that will have lasting effects.

The pain could caused by any of three main muscle groups:

  • The “QL” (square muscle on your low back called the quadratus lumborum)
  • The Psoas (hip flexor)
  • The Hamstrings.

This video deals with the hamstrings: How to tell if their tight, how to stretch them in passivee and active ways, and how to stretch each of the three muscles that make up the hamstrings. Keep watching for the next video, but in the meantime, relax those muscles and stretch!