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Our hips are foundational to how we move in yoga practice, as well as how we move through our lives, so healthy hip function is key over the long term. This monthly dose discusses why it’s key to maintain a balance between hip mobility and stability, and between all of the muscles (deep and superficial) that surround the joints. The lecture finishes with some pointers on how to maximize your practice time to support these hard-working joints.

Click the links below to read the research referenced throughout this lecture:

Hip Muscle Strength & Muscle Cross Sectional Area in Men with & without Hip Osteoarthritis
The Role of Muscles in Joint Degeneration & Osteoarthritis
Gluteus Medius Muscle Atrophy is Related to Contralateral & Ipsilateral Hip Joint Osteoarthritis
The Association between Degenerative Hip Joint Pathology & Size of the Gluteus Maximus & Tensor Fascia Lata Muscles
Recovery of the Lumbar Multifidus Muscle Size in Chronic Low-Back Pain Patients by Strengthening Hip Abductors
The Role of Core Stability in the Development of Non-Contact Acute Lower Extremity Injuries in an Athletic Population

Additional Resources (YMO classes):

Foundations: Hip Stability
Hip Health 1 and Hip Health 2
Explore Your Hips
Hello Hips
Full-Hip Mini Practice
Initiative & Power: Hips+
Hip Mobility Flow
Lean in to Listen: Gentle Yin for Your Hips

Curated By:

Rachel Land

Hip Health 3: Integration & Rotation

The final in a series of three classes designed to boost hip stability, symmetry a…

Hatha Vinyasa

60 min

Rachel Land

Hip Power & Mobility

Having both powerful & mobile hips is so important to the health of our hips, back…

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

Hips: Engage & Release

This class targets your hip muscles' function from two angles: active engagement, …

Myofascial Release

30 min

Jenni Tarma

Strength & Resilience 4: Lower-Body

Another one in the strength & resilience series, refer back to the first class in …

Yoga Conditioning

30 min

Tiffany Cruikshank

MFR: 360 Degrees of the Hips

Think you know what’s going on in your hips? You may be surprised. This MFR practi…

Myofascial Release

45 min

Rachel Land