Did you know you have over 20 muscles that cross the hip? Open your flow of energy and meridians that run up and down your hips. There are a collection of inner thigh muscles known as the adductors, a collection of outer thigh muscles known as the abductors, the hip flexors in front , the deep lateral rotators in back, and more.
Tight hips affect your ability to simply bend over to pick up something up from the floor.
Practice these hip openers to improve your range of motion, circulation and decrease back pain. Hip stretches also keep the joints and muscles in good alignment.
Yogic tradition holds the hips as a storage ground for negative feelings and unaddressed emotions.
Hip-opening can create space for the birth of new ideas. Loosening the hips can create an energetic shift or release as well.