Hips, Splits and Shoulders 10 hours
Hips, Splits & Shoulders
Deepen and strengthen your practice in this 10-hour workshop focused on opening the tightest areas in your body – your shoulders and hip. With shoulders and hips opened, indulge in your backbend and split yogasanas, and explore splits in inversion and arm balance!
Why Hips !
The hip joint and the pelvis area are the connection between the upper and the lower part of the body. It is therefore an important area for all kinds of movements, including our daily activities. Hips are the centre of gravity in our bodies, hence, in a lot of yoga postures, our hips must move to get into the poses.
By improving the range of motion and circulation in the hips, we improve our performance not only in yoga postures but also in daily activities, thereby reducing chance of injury as flexibility increase. When hips are tight or causing misalignment, it can have a big effect on our back, knees and even feet.
As we spend an increasing amount of time in front of our smart devices, our shoulders are in a rounded position and the upper back is hunched forward for long periods of time. Over time, the muscles and joints in this area can become ‘fixed’ in this improper alignment, resulting in the shoulder joint losing its natural range of motion. By learning to open and realign our shoulders, it sets the stage for strengthening muscles like the deltoids and the rotator cuff so that we keep our shoulder joints stable and happy. At the same time, proper alignment in our shoulders open the chest for better posture and better breathing.