Hip Opening

10 Hip Opening Yoga Videos for Teaching Yoga

Leslie Perryman • May 13, 2015
Tight hips can leave you feeling trapped! Lower spine health and hamstring mobility can be limited substantially from restricted range of motion through the pelvic joints. Open your hips, and find freedom through the spine and hamstrings!Treat Insomnia with Yoga
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1. Side-Angle Pose with a Twist
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Kimberly Fowler shows you how to do a side-angle pose with a twist.
2. Post Run Stretch at Home
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Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
3. Half Moon Pose Tutorial
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Watch a 360-degree video demonstration of Ardha Chandrasana, or Half Moon Pose.
4. Exploring Baddha Konasana
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This video is a response to a viewer request about Baddha Konasana. In this posture the hips, inner thighs and back must be open enough to enter the posture fully. It takes time and patience, and sometimes the help of a good teacher to really make progress in this posture.
5. 5 Poses to Relieve Tight Hips
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Tara Stiles takes you through five perfect poses to help release tension in tight hips.
6. Yoga for Runners
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Do you like running or jogging? Here's a yoga sequence that will help you to strengthen the hips and hamstrings. This is Yoga for runners.
7. Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
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If you have a park bench or wall to stretch at, use it! If not, you can do similar standing stretches for hips and hamstrings without even taking your sneakers off.
8. Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
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In this video, Esther Ekhart demonstrates a variation of Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose, or Utthita Hasta Padangustasana. Balancing poses have many benefits, one being that it forces you to be alert, present and concentrated.
9. Half Frog Pose Tutorial
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Here is a clear explanation on how to get into the frog pose, or Ardha Bhekasana. It helps release tension in the front of the thighs and groins and is great for runners.
10. Yoga For Runners
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This video features warm ups for running. It will help you align your hips, release muscle tightness in the knees, quads, and hamstrings, lift the chest, and focus your breathing to increase stamina. Increase your balance, burn calories, and find your inner breath.
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