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19-Sep-2012

Hip Hip Hooray

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In the 21st century, we take mobility for granted as we travel with our cell phones, computers, music and apps on the go. But there’s another kind of mobility that only comes from exercising your body. Sitting for long hours at your desk or in a car, joint flexibility wanes, especially in the key area of your hips. Walking, swimming and running are just a few examples of the ways you use your hips to stay flexible and mobile.

To achieve balance in movement and meditation, yoga helps work out the kinks. Asanas like Pigeon Pose, Wheel Pose, Butterfly Pose and Sukhasana (Easy Pose) gently open the hips. For women, it’s important to stretch this area every day as the pelvis is the “cradle of life” related to the second chakra. Relaxing this area of your body gently unlocks blocks in creativity and intimacy. The hips form a bridge between your upper and lower body, helping you balance the heavens and earth. Get hip to the power of yoga!

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Recommended: Let Us Walk Tall with Kundalini Yoga by Nirvair S. Khalsa

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Cassandra commented on 18-Jan-2013 11:59 AM4 out of 5 stars

I love stretching my hips in yoga class, but sometimes I feel like my hips feel just awful walking around the next day, especially in the outer hip joint. Any tips?

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