Hip Movements (Anatomy of the Pelvis & Hips for Yoga Teachers)

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore the movements of the hips and how they inform teaching.


Become proficient in using accurate terminology related to hip movements and how to apply knowledge of the movements to inform teaching.


Name the six directions of hip movement. Give a pose example for each. Highlight the need for strengthening as well as stretching in relation to the hip muscles. Describe some teaching considerations related to hip alignment in the three planes of movement.

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