hip hip hooray

by blogasana on May 31, 2011

The first class in the series The Six Degrees of the Hip happened today.

Oh. my. god. Give me a skeleton named Fred and a microphone and I might never stop.

(Fred wasn’t hip on having his photo taken. Shy, I guess.)

Today we talked about the construction of the hip and played around with external rotation. Since this is an action that is often overdone in yoga asana classes, we focused on fine tuning. My hope was to provide some tips that will be useful in ongoing classes.

For example, did you know that in most standing poses, the front leg is ideally (or feels like it is) externally rotating? This helps even-up the sides of the pelvis in lunges, keeps the knee safe in Vira II, and makes flexion at the hip easier in Trikonasana. Oh wait, flexion is next week…

(But I did sneak a couple of shots while he wasn’t looking. Check out those hips!)


And the cool thing…? You can be part of the class!!

Sign up to get each class (the afternoon of the real class) for just $24. Six audio recordings that you can play from iTunes. To keep forever. Anatomy, practice and teaching tips, plus a basin (the translation of “pelvis”) of information on your body.

(He eventually got really irritated and pushed me away.)

(Sorry, Fred.)

If you want to sing the praises of your pelvis, come on over here (click on the pelvis). Once I get the notification of your purchase, I’ll email the link to the classes to you. Class will be uploaded on Tues/Thurs afternoons ending June 16th. Contact me (michelle@itsallyoga.com) if you have any questions.

Hip Hip Hooray!!!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Leili Learning Life June 1, 2011 at 1:28 am

This is so cool, Michelle. What a great series!


blogasana June 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm

thanks, leili! <3


Anna Guest-Jelley June 1, 2011 at 1:31 am

How fabulous! First of all, I love that you’re doing this. And that you’re making it available to anyone? You rock (which I totally already knew, but this is another great reason to add to the list)! ♥


blogasana June 1, 2011 at 9:33 pm

thanks so much, anna. really appreciate your support and comaraderie. xoxo


Cassidy Castleman June 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

Michelle, this post is so funny its worth $24 just in laughs! It think its really cool that you are using technology to make the classes available to more people- and at such a reasonable cost. Hip hip hooray!


blogasana June 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

YOU are funny, cassidy! :P


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