Yoga Link | Hip Helpers – Harmonizing the Hips from Inside Out exercises the hips from all directions. These techniques free the legs and hips and improve overall flexibility, stability, coordination and health.
There is also a special focus on loosening the psoas, a frequently tight and restricted primary hip flexor muscle. “Lengthening and liberating the psoas is key to releasing tension and pain throughout the body because its health directly impacts our posture. It’s like a cable that hooks the spine to the legs,”explains Jill. “It also shares attachments with the diaphragm and large intestine, so it’s connected to our physiology and our nervous system in a way that other muscles are not. It’s truly a vortex that affects the entire well being of the body. You’ll get better results unwinding other areas of the body if you loosen the psoas muscles first.”
This DVD also contains a special bonus of challenging asymmetrical standing postures.
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Each DVD in the Yoga Link series targets specific regions of our bodies that, according to Jill Miller, tend to be areas of chronic weakness and congestion: “We spend too much time sitting idle at computers and in cars with poor posture. Using Yoga Link’s techniques, anyone can create healthy balanced hips, shoulders, and a powerful core to break through the cycle of pain that stems from our everyday habits.”
Each of the DVDs is divided into two main sections: a workshop that provides detailed instructions on all the exercises, including the use of props and adaptations, and a practice section, which provides complete practice routines that viewers can do as often as they would like. On each DVD, Jill recommends that viewers first watch the Yoga Link chapter, which provides the basis for the entire system and then the Breathing Primer, which provides essential breathing techniques that are used throughout the practices. “The Primer teaches basic breathing techniques because most people don’t breathe properly. The Primer also serves as a guided relaxation routine because often stress and emotions can affect breathing,” Jill says. “If you change how you breathe, you can change how you feel.”
Highlights from this DVD include:
- Hips Workshop – detailed exercise instruction (60 min)
- Hips Practice – full routine for regular practice (58 min)
- Breathing Primer – essential breathing techniques (15 min)
- Bonus Advanced Standing Pose workshop (16 minutes)
- English Subtitle option for all material
- Bonus MP3s of practice for audio-only class
- 151 minutes
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