Week 3 Hips and Hamstrings:
By Esther Ekhart, Andrew Wrenn, Esther Teule
This week we focus on hips and hamstrings. Maintain your lower back health and work on the storehouse of your emotions - the hips.
Day 1 : Release your lower back
Work on gentle mobility in your hips and your hamstrings and experience the release that this online yoga class brings in the body and mind. A healthier lower back and a quieter state of mind are the results.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 40:54 Style HathaExtra content
For many of us our hips are often an area of tightness in our bodies, whether from spending a lot of time sitting or from doing a lot of sports like running or cycling. Yoga is great for helping to relieve tension in this area. Working on hip flexibility and stability can also improve lower back pain, balance, posture and prevent injuries in later life... learn more about your hips, how we are all different and what poses you can do to work on all aspects in: Yoga Hip Openers
Day 2: How are you?
How are you really? We will be taking our time to check in with ourselves and give room to feelings and sensations in order to feel more grounded and present. Spending quality time with yourself and connecting to what simply wants to be felt, is a healing and powerful way to honor who you are.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Teule Level All Levels Duration 25:57 Style MeditationExtra content
Day 3: Allow emotions
More yoga to release in your hips and open the hamstrings. For some people, working on the hips can feel quite emotional. If you notice old emotions coming up try to just observe and let it happen without getting attached to the stories and stay connected with your breath.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 40:44 Style HathaExtra content
Day 4: Soothe your hips and hamstrings
A yoga practice in the yin tradition to soothe and open the hips, lengthen the hamstrings and abductors and soothe the nervous system.Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Andrew Wrenn Level All Levels Duration 36:20 Style Yin YogaExtra content
Yin yoga and the organ of form
Fascia, our organ of form, is our network of connective tissue that supports our entire body. It has an effect on our muscles, organs and even our emotions and behaviour. Learn more about this very important topic... it will give you a new insight into your practice: Fascia and Yoga
Day 5: Explore deeper
A dynamic class that will make you sweat and cleanse on all levels of your being. Class 1 and 2 mixed together to give you an experience of ease and letting go because you are familiar with the flows used in this practice. Enjoy!Leave a comment
About this class Teacher Esther Ekhart Level All Levels Duration 76:00 Style Hatha, Vinyasa FlowExtra content
Hips and lower back health
Healthy hips and hamstrings play a big role in the health of our lower back.
Veronique has a great article on Yoga for your psoas, which talks about how important it is to work this area.
Muscles are not the only thing to take into consideration when we talk about lower back health. Take a closer look at two very important joints in - Understanding the SI joint
Day 6 & 7 suggestions
A regular practice does not mean you have to practise EVERY day.. but if you want to why not repeat one of the classes from this week... what was most challenging or enlightening for you?