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Rhythm of Your Hips

Join Rocky to explore the various movements of your hips so that you can increase valuable strength, mobility, and stability both on and off of the mat!

Starting on your back, you will begin rotating, opening, and strengthening through the entire hip joint, then continue your hip and leg exploration while belly-down in Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana). Next, you'll combine those same stabilizing and mobilizing movements while standing in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), then explore the lengthening of the hip and hamstring tissues with creative sliding variations of Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana), Side Squat (Skandasana), and Half Monkey/Splits Pose (Ardha Hanumanasana), with option to try full Monkey/Splits Pose (Hanumanasana). Lastly, you'll bring attention to the outer hips, glutes, and hamstrings with sliding variations of Half Pigeon Pose (Ardha Kapotasana) and Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana) before resting and closing your practice in Easy Pose (Sukhasana).

For this class, you will need 2 blocks, a blanket (or homemade substitutes), and a smooth surface close by to try all the variations Rocky offers in this class.

If you are practicing on carpet, instead of the blanket, you can grab paper plates, cardboard, or other similar props that will enable you to slide on the surface. A strap is optional for additional length and support.