Softening the Hips

Ron Stewart
Instructor Ron Stewart
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
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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)

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Equipment: Bolster, Chair
Style: Slow Flow


PianoWire 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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

MattWolfe 1 week ago

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

SMZalokar 1 week ago

Really lovely class! Perfect for a mid day, long lunch break. Namaste.

JMacDee 1 week ago

"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.

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.

Ron Stewart 1 week ago

"Feel super connected to my body" - that just lands, .... what more is there?
Thanks bethpaul99

Running Prophet 1 week ago

Thank you Ron for this. I enjoyed watching you 'play in the sand'. To me you will be known as The Sandman.