Lower Body Odyssey: Hip Joint Moves

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Course Overview

Want to increase strength and mobility in your lower body and take your hip-focused poses to the next level?

In this workshop, you’ll explore hip joint movements that can both help you with everyday movements like bending and squatting and benefit your yoga practice—from forward bends and backbends to twists and arm balances.

First, you’ll practice a grounding seated flow three times, activating your core and progressively working with deeper ranges of motion in your hips as you work dynamically toward paripurna navasana (full boat pose). After that, you’ll head into a practice that includes doing blanket slides in pigeon variations, moving from seated to standing without using your hands, exploring challenging weight shifts in different types of squats, doing a supine version of visvamitrasana, and much, much more. 

Enjoy this opportunity to do deep, focused hip work in a fun way that will leave you and your hips feeling freer and stronger and ready to move with greater ease!

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1.5hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • In this short introduction, Carrie explains that the focus of this all-levels mini-course is to help you develop strength, mobility, and awareness in your hips and legs. In the practice that follows, you’ll explore hip joint movements that can help you with everyday movements like bending and squatting and also benefit all aspects of your yoga practice. And Carrie will show you ways to modify transitions and poses by tuning in to what you’re feeling and letting yourself be guided by it. Props you’ll need for the course: bolster, blanket, blocks, strap
  • This adventure begins with a short resistance warm-up to wake up your hips. Carrie sets the tone by encouraging you to feel each movement, to avoid correcting yourself, and to be accepting of your natural asymmetry. After that, you’ll practice a grounding seated flow three times, activating your core and progressively working with deeper ranges of motion in your hips as you move dynamically toward paripurna navasana (full boat pose). The first time through you’ll use your hands for support in transitions, the second time you’ll try the transitions without hand support, and the third time you’ll...

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Meet Your Teacher

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Carrie Owerko
Carrie Owerko has been teaching yoga and exploring the relationship between body, breath, and mind for... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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