In this workshop we will focus on instructions how you can balance your hips. The balance of our hips are important because they are the centre of our unique body structure. Therefore, the hips play a huge role in our posture. They influence our lower back, how we sit and walk. It is important to be generally aware and to take care of this structure. Common symptoms of an imbalance in the hips can be lower back pain, pain during and after walking, pain after standing, groin pain, aching pain while lying down or pain referring into the hips or buttocks.
The hips and SJ-Sacroiliac joints distribute the weight from our spine, shoulder, neck and head into the legs and feet. It is very important to maintain the balance and integrity in the hips because the upper, middle and lower part of our body are interrelated. Any misalignment in the hips and sacrum can affect the alignment of the spine, shoulder, legs, knees and feet.
The aim of this Iyengar yoga workshop is to use visible movements to engage weak muscles, to elongate short muscles to release tight muscles and to increase stability and flexibility. You will establish new movement patterns in your fundamental yoga poses. You will learn ways to adjust your pelvis and sacrum.
Why the sacrum?
It is quite common when one hip is higher and/or slightly tilted that the sacrum will automatically adjust to this position. The reason is that the sacrum consists of 5 fused vertebrae. It is attached to the ilium (hips) through the Sacroiliac joint and the base of the spine.