Yoga for office workers
This supported hip opener is ideal to relieve built-up tension in the hips from sitting for long periods of time. Most of us, especially women, store emotions in the hips. When we stretch this area with a longer hold, we essentially clear out stagnation in this emotional storehouse, releasing what we are ready to be free of.
This is a powerful pose that opens the hips and backs of the legs. It relieves tension in the low back, tightness in the piriformis muscle and eases sciatic nerve pain. It’s ideal to counter pain from piriformis syndrome.
While practicing this pose, the energies of the first chakra—the root chakra—and the second chakra—the sacral chakra—are cleared. Connection to health, vitality, feelings of safety, establishing trust in the world, finding stability and manifesting prosperity are restored as you open the root chakra energy.
Emotional intelligence is enhanced. Healthy boundaries can be established, enjoying pleasure in a healthy manner and not resisting change are characteristics that are nurtured as the sacral energies flow freely.
MY BOOK: YOGA FOR LOW BACK AND HIP HEALTH
This pose is from my book, “Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health”. In it, you’ll find easy gentle and restorative yoga instruction that anyone can do. You’ll be feeling better in no time, without drugs or surgery. No experience needed: it’s perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.