Hip Opening

10 Hip Opening Yoga Videos for Yoga Teachers

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 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
1. Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Treat Insomnia with Yoga
Sleep better by releasing physical and mental tension through an easy yoga routine with Tara Stiles.
2. Yoga For Runners
Yoga For Runners
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.
3. Half Lotus Position to Open Hips
Half Lotus Position to Open Hips
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.
4. Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
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.
5. Post Run Stretch at Home
Post Run Stretch at Home
Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
6. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
7. Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Runners
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.
8. 5 Poses to Relieve Tight Hips
5 Poses to Relieve Tight Hips
Tara Stiles takes you through five perfect poses to help release tension in tight hips.
9. Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose
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.
10. Half Frog Pose Tutorial
Half Frog Pose Tutorial
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.
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