Simple Hip Control Exercises includes 2 sets of videos exercises designed to help you improve awareness and control of your pelvis and hip joints.
These exercises can be used to increase hip stability and control. They can also be used to help improve hip flexibility.
As an example of , some of my students, when using these actions, found it a lot easier to move towards the front-back splits.
The initial exercises are to help you develop awareness of some basic pelvic landmarks. Once you can "feel" these landmarks, the next set of exercises is in using these landmarks to either stabilize the pelvis or deliberately move it.
You'll learn how to use your hip muscles to increase the forward or backward tilt of your pelvis relative to your legs.
The exercises are demonstrated using props (chairs, yoga blocks, walls) so that if you are less flexible you can easily see what you have to do to do the exercises effectively.
For more flexible practitioners, you can do the poses without props or use the props to progressively change the poses.
For yoga teachers, these videos can be used to help you to feel particular hip muscle activations in your own body and that makes it easier to recognize when your students are doing the muscle activations also.
The videos also offer clear and simple exercises and progressions that you can use with your own students.
Part 1 is about thirty minutes of video in 8 parts, each focusing on a particular exercise for controlling and feeling the hip joint.
Part 2 is slightly longer (10 parts) and has a different focus, creating tension around the hip joint.
Without going into detailed anatomy, the hip tension you learn to create in part 2 is the result of deeper hip muscle activation which in turn makes it easier to activate other leg muscles.
Generally, these activations improve hip stability and/or pelvic stability (Si joint stability) making hip stretching and strengthening yoga poses like triangle, standing forward bend, chair pose, lounge, half side splits and front splits more comfortable and possibly more effective with respect to strengthening and improving flexibility.
The videos are streamable or downloadable and are 1080 x 720 High resolution.
The videos are relatively short and to the point, with the intent of giving you the necessary information so that you can get on with feeling and learning to control your own body.
The exercises from these videos could be used as a routine. However, the exercises are taught in such a way that you can use these actions in any pose.
The instruction in these videos is designed to help you to feel and control your hips and pelvis so that you can use that awareness and control to explore your body freely.
The exercises in this video could be considered a compliment to those in the videos.
Where the focus in that program is on moving the legs, this video focuses on control of the pelvis.
If you aren't satisfied, if these exercises don't help, use the contact form and let me know within thirty days of purchase and I'll refund the cost of your purchase.
This video can also be bought as part of a package which includes the above mentioned thigh control video.
Check out the Hip Control Guide to find out more.
Once you've ordered, you'll be able to download this set of videos or stream them.
If you have any problems use the contact form to get in touch with me.