Hip Opening

10 Hip Opening Yoga Videos for Yoga Sequencing

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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Half Moon Pose Tutorial
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Watch a 360-degree video demonstration of Ardha Chandrasana, or Half Moon Pose.
6. Bound Angle Pose
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Fundamentals of Butterfly, or Bound Angle Posture. Use this pose to open inner thighs, hips, and groin, as well as relieve the lower spine.
7. Post Run Stretch at Home
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Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
8. Half Lotus Position to Open Hips
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The key for beginners to safely get into half lotus in preparation for Padmasana position, or Half Lotus, is to keep the knee joint as closed as possible while targeting as much rotation in the hip joints as possible.
9. 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.
10. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
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Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
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