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Hip Strengthening Exercises to Prepare for Asana

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we provide hip strengthening exercises that can help students with weak hip muscles to prepare for asana.

Objective

Be prepared to teach specific exercises for strengthening weak hip muscles to prepare for asana.

Description

Be aware of the teaching and study material that serves as a highly useful background for understanding the thinking behind hip strengthening exercises. Provide general instructions given by an expert yoga therapist regarding such hip strengthening exercises. Describe a seated exercise to strengthen the external rotators and the psoas; a seated exercise to strengthen the abductors / internal rotators (TFL and glute medius); a standing exercise to strengthen the inner thighs; and a seated exercise to strengthen the hip extensors (glute maximum and hamstrings).

Questions Answered Here

  1. Note the teaching and study material that serves as a highly useful background for the hip strengthening exercises you find here.
  2. Provide the general instructions given by expert yoga therapist Mukunda Stiles regarding such hip strengthening exercises.
  3. Describe a seated exercise to strengthen the external rotators and the psoas.
  4. Describe a seated exercise to strengthen the abductors / internal rotators (TFL and glute medius).
  5. Instruct a standing exercise to strengthen the inner thighs.
  6. Describe a seated exercise to strengthen the hip extensors (glute maximum and hamstrings).

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