Notice how life requires us to sit for longer and longer periods of time? This over-sitting can lead to a whole slew of problems including back pain and reduced mobility.
This week’s featured classes will help in regaining full mobility in the hip joints and as well as the hip flexor muscles that shorten and tighten while sitting.
- Yin for People Who Sit A Lot with Tiffany Cruikshank: This is a yin class for those of you that sit at computers or desks for hours on end. It addresses the tight spots from hours spent seated. Neck, shoulders, back, hip flexors, quads, hip rotators and hamstrings. This practice is allso good for those who travel a lot and spend a lot of time seated on a plane 🙂 Props: 1-2 blocks, 1-2 blankets
- Relief for Challenged Hips with Kia Miller: Prepare to ride your bike with more freedom in this quick practice designed to open the hips and psoas, clearing away tightness and discomfort. A great practice if you sit a lot throughout your day and experience tightness in this part of your body. Create more space and feel more ease between your upper and lower body.
- The Sit All Day Quick Practice with Steven Espinosa: Do you carry a lot of tension in your upper back, shoulders and neck, but don’t have a lot of time to practice? If you spend a lot of time sitting, driving or working at the computer it’s important to keep the energy flowing through these areas. Learn to open these areas while strengthening your legs through a standing warrior pose sequence. Move slowly, build strength and free up space in your body. Props Needed: A strap.
- Sit All Day? Regain Hip Flexor Mobility with Jo Tastula: Notice how life requires us to sit for longer and longer periods of time? This over-sitting can lead to a whole slew of problems including back pain and reduced mobility. This class is dedicated to regaining full mobility in the hip joints and as well as the hip flexor muscles that shorten and tighten while sitting. Starting with core work to switch on the abdominal muscles, we flow through Sun Salutations C (surya namaskara) with deep lunges and lots of movement around the map to activate the legs. To get into our target area we do both seated hip openers, standing hip openers and supine (lying) hip openers! Time for meditation, introspection and savasana.
- Get Centered with Felicia Tomasko: In this Yin/Restorative mash-up, we will be focusing on the center of the body, the place from which we move, in order to cultivate a sense of ease. We stand, sit, walk, run, crouch, and slouch all day, sometimes compressing our center. This practice will open up the hips, pelvis, side body and low back in order to fully inhabit the center of our body. We use two blocks for support and stabilization in this sequence. Throughout, our focus is on getting centered.