Yoga for Hip Opening

Since I am not a yoga instructor I keep an eye out for yoga resources from certified yoga teachers and fitness professionals.

Below is a list of yoga poses that can be used to for hip opening and easing low back pain. This list was originally posted (here) on by yoga instructor Heidi Kristoffer.

Hip Opening poses by Heidi Kristoffer on Shape
  • Pigeon
  • Ankle to knee
  • Low lunge with back knee down
  • Lizard
  • Warrior 2
  • Half chair, half ankle to knee
  • Squat
  • Seated wide-legged forward fold
  • Frog
  • Half happy baby
  • Reclined cow face pose
  • Reclining goddess pose

Instructions to complete each pose can be found here.

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