7 Yoga Poses for Hips

Tight hips are a common problem for most people. The hip tightness is caused by prolonged periods of sitting, either at work, in front of a computer, watching TV, eating your meals or driving….

Element: Yoga for Weight Loss

A regular yoga practice is ideal for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Filmed in a lush garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this dynamic yoga practice focuses on both the physical and mental factors that can affect weight. Physically it combines active vinyasa flow sequences with strengthening poses for optimal body conditioning. The vinyasa flows elevate the heart rate and burn calories while the strengthening poses build muscle and create a more toned, streamlined physique. Mentally this program will help develop the inner strength of self-acceptance, focus and gratitude thereby reducing stress and creating happiness from the inside out.

About the Instructor:
Ashley Turner is one of the premiere yoga teachers in Los Angeles. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology and is known for her unique approach to yoga: a combination of physical instruction and mental application to help her students channel energy, release stress and improve fitness. Recently named “Who’s Who of Power Yoga” by Yoga Journal, Ashley has been featured in other prestigious publications such as Health, Women’s Health and Outside Magazine. With a list of clientele that includes models, Hollywood creatives, distinguished business leaders and renowned musicians, Ashley has taught yoga in group classes, international retreats, and private sessions for over ten years.

“Element’s Yoga For Weight Loss feels like a private class with a master teacher – in this case, Ashley Turner, yoga teacher to the stars. Her gentle patter invites you to set your own intention and directs attention to yoga’s power to heal and transform from the inside out…The net effect is an inward-focused practice that creates a sacred space for you to calmly assess all that you need to change to support your weight-loss goals.” – Hillari Dowdle, Yoga Journal

7 Yoga Poses for Hips

Tight hips are a common problem for most people. The hip tightness is caused by prolonged periods of sitting, either at work, in front of a computer, watching TV, eating your meals or driving.
This abundance of sitting shortens and tightens the group of muscles called your hip flexors. These muscles connect your thighbones to your pelvis and spine. Discomfort may occur anywhere in your hips or lower spine.
Being an athlete can also cause tightness in the hip area. Running, walking, cycling and hiking increases strength in the hip flexors, but doesn't stretch them.
Sports like golf, tennis or baseball can also cause hip issues, as you're always swinging in one direction, and not the other. This causes muscular imbalances along the hips and spine.
Athletes who include yoga as part of their work out routine find an improvement of joint discomfort, as well as overall performance.

Today I'm going to show you some yoga postures that you can practice at home to help open up your hips and stretch out your hip flexors.
Be sure to hold each pose for at least a minute for best results.

If you feel any sharp pains while you're in a posture, then it's a signal to back off. It's important to listen to your body, and do what you can, especially if you're a beginner.

7 Yoga Poses for Hips

-Pigeon Pose
-Lizard Poe
-Butterfly Pose
-Happy Baby Pose
-Garland Pose
-Goddess Pose
-Reclined Hero Pose

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