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Softening the Hips

Beginner II

Our ability to articulate our hips is in part dependent on our ability to release hip flexors. This class with Ron will start seated on a chair, where we can first feel a softening of the hips. Standing postures will further explore articulation and ease of working with the hips. Note: A chair or bolster is optional for this practice.

This can either be done as a stand-alone class or as Day 6 of Total Body Flexibility And Health 14-Day Yoga Challenge For Men.

Softening the Hips Playlist (to be played with the class)

Click on playlist below and press play when the class begins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: You will need a subscription for access to Apple Music, and for music to play ad-free on Spotify and YouTube Music. You will also need to adjust the volume to your preference.

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MaryRose Metcalfe
April 14, 2021
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What a nice surprise. I love your style Ron and I see you had some visitors floating by. This was a nice gentle practice for the housework I have planned for the day.

ktopper
March 16, 2021
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Oh my goodness! What an amazing, ymmy class! Just what I needed after a full day of teaching and zooming! Thank you, Ron!

moflrnz
January 29, 2021
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Thanks for this class, Ron. Your classes always make me feel FREE: free to play and explore, free to feel. Like a kid. And even clothes and complete silence feel like a burden. Sometimes I can't help bringing tightness into my classes, because I try to follow all the instructions and to do it all right. Your classes always remind me that the most important thing is to feel pleasure while I'm practising, and pleasure is the key word that I send to my brain to allow the magic of conenction happens. It's hard to explain this feeling, but if I had to summarize it, I'd simply say that I feel like a better person after your classes. And I guess that's quite something :)

moflrnz
January 30, 2021
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Hi Ron... I did toss them! Perhaps I would have never tried to do yoga naked, just for the sake of it, but my experience of this class called for it, so I welcomed the sudden impulse and succumbed to it. And you know what? It made a lot of sense. My point here is that, whereas I approach many other classes willing to be lead, with yours I'm always willing to let myself go. I don't know what is is, but surely there is something in your lessons that awakens some greatly missed spontaneity.

sng4ever
January 23, 2021
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A really interesting practice with the chair. Ron in the sand. LOL. But I liked it.
This is a wonderful practice for the hip flexors. Ron is fun to do yoga with. Great sense of humor.

PianoWire
January 13, 2021
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Nice job accommodating varying degrees of mobility for most of the stretches. Most of it worked well for me. However, two poses had me wondering what to do. A physiotherapist recently warned me not to attempt bow pose because of my limited back mobility, so I did locust when you called for bow. Earlier in the class, while in lunge, I realized that grasping my back leg was also beyond a safe stretch for me, but I didn't know what to do in its place. I'd appreciate your suggestions, please.

Ron Stewart
January 13, 2021
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Hi PianoWire
Grasping the back leg while in the lunge is this odd thing I enjoy doing because it feels peculiar, orienting and feeling our leg in an unusual place, so its really not vital, I would just reach my arms behind me, feel the opening across the chest, be tall through your spine, breathe.

Gemcrazy
January 12, 2021
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Another great class, Ron! Moving pigeon pose really woke up my covid-sitting hips. Thank you,

MattWolfe
January 10, 2021
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You somehow always say something that I carry with me smiling throughout the day, thank you Ron!

SMZalokar
January 7, 2021
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Really lovely class! Perfect for a mid day, long lunch break. Namaste.

JMacDee
January 7, 2021
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"Reach your head back towards your feet, don't worry it will never get there!"

Classic Ron humour.

Thanks for bringing that lightness into all your classes I really enjoy it.

bethpaull99@gmail.com
January 6, 2021
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I loved this class Ron!! This class and your cues brought out my curiosity and allowed me to accept whatever sensations I felt. Feel super connected to my body.

Running Prophet
January 6, 2021
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Thank you Ron for this. I enjoyed watching you 'play in the sand'. To me you will be known as The Sandman.

kapkap
January 6, 2021
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Thanks, Ron! Your classes are presents for body and soul.