Yoga For The Hips
Updated: Jun 26
The body is known to store our emotions and what we may feel in the hips may not just be a physical sensation but an emotional one. All our organs hold different emotions within them, and I write this with personal experience and awareness of this when doing self-healing. Here is a list of the organs and their emotional connection. *Kidneys - fear and wisdom, *Liver - frustration, anger and kindness *Lungs - grief, sadness, anxiety, courage and trust *Heart - Joy, Impatience and Hate
What are your hips trying to tell you?
Our lovely hips carry the body in perfect balance and its a major area that we thrust forward into life and giving birth to creative ideas and decisions. As we start to work into the hips with Yoga poses we begin to massage into the organs and release blocked energy this may bring feelings/thoughts up to the surface they may release as frustration, annoyance or anger. I mentioned affirmations in my last blog; If we were going to chose a powerful affirmation for our hips, it might be: "Hip Hip Hooray - there is joy in every day. I am balanced and free." If we are suffering from hip problems right now we may choose: "I am in perfect balance. I move forward in life with ease and with joy at every age." When we arrive at our yoga practice, we know we are taking a journey that is bringing into union the mind, body, breath and spirit. "Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." -- The Bhagavad Gita The journey into the hips is no different. There are many postures in Yoga that we can do to open the hips. Working towards splits is one of those challenging postures to progress towards, and this Splits vinyasa Yoga will help you do just that. It's essential as we work towards poses like the splits, also known as Hanumanasana. We are conscious of our range of motion and that we do not overdo it, so we create an injury. Anything that moves us into an area we are not familiar or familiar with should try to be done mindfully and with an abundance of patience and love towards ourselves.
I hope you enjoy this Splits Vinyasa Yoga with me for those with an awareness of bodily alignment. All are welcome to do the session, but If you are new to Yoga, you might prefer a Gentle Hip Yoga that you can find on my Youtube channel it may be more suitable just until you become more aware of alignment. Enjoy :)
Namaste Love from Katya x
Books I recommend:
The Complete Guide To Yin Yoga - Bernie Clark
This book is wonderful especially if you want to explore Yin Yoga more as a teacher or student.
You Can Heal Your Life
For all Louise L. Hay's bodily affirmation they can be found in this amazing book on amazon.