Happy hips are hips that have a functional range of movement with stability. Some hips need a little more movement, others need more stability - it's all about the balance! Enjoy these 6 postures that release and stabilize the hips!
When practicing the postures that release the hips, maintain a sense of strength - don't just flop into the pose. Try to find the places that grip or hold you back, and breathe into those spaces.
As you explore your stability, imagine hugging in - as though there were a block between your knees you didn't want to drop. Be mindful of the hips swinging to one side, the knees splaying wide or dropping in. In the one legged bridge, do your best to keep the leg in the air active and the same side hip from dropping to the ground.
Ground Release Sequence 1
Ground Sequence 2
Don't feel stable? Use a chair or the wall for a little support as you build strength!