Yoga Babes, I’m so excited you’re here.
Welcome to a ridiculously awesome yoga flow featuring the….
…. and your hips and hamstrings.
Today’s intention is to lengthen and strengthen by using the yoga trapeze, your breath, and simple movements. Together, we’ll focus our attention to releasing stored tension, making space within the body, and becoming super comfortable with our trusty friend – the yoga trapeze.
Oh wait, you’re probably wondering what the hell a yoga trapeze even is. My bad yoga babes, let’s take ten steps back and let me introduce a wonderful, life-changing, incredibly trustworthy yoga prop.
Here’s the quick synopsis of what it does:
- It provides a powerful inversion therapy by creating length between each vertebra, essentially helping to relieve chronic low back pain from sitting, previous injuries and normal life tendencies.
- It helps cultivate an assisted, heart opening yoga practice – think wheel, camel and bow poses.
- Easily helps create and build core and upper body strength.
- Stimulates, energizes and refreshes the entire body by reversing the blood flow in a supported, safe style.
I’m sure you still have lots of questions… I surely did. For a complete run down on all things yoga trapeze related, read my past article here.
Alrighty, back to our hips and hamstrings and why that’s our focus for the day.
Our hips and hamstrings play a huge role in overall body comfort. As most of us experience, the older we get, the tighter everything becomes. I blame my damn cube, but in reality, it’s the entire day-to-day – office life, commutes, how we sit, how often we stretch, couch hangs, body patterns, and then sleeping. Essentially, everything we do all damn day plays int our body composition + comfort levels.
And per usual, I’m here to help us do something about it.
Today’s sequence is quite intense, offering deep stretches plus the opportunity to strengthen within the depth. I challenge you to focus on the opposition offered, breathe deep within yourself, release what’s not necessary, and make space for what’s yet to come.
One word of advice.
As we stretch and access deeper spaces, remember to always keep the opposite side active, acting as a pillar of support. For example, if the hamstring is stretching (the underside of your thigh), the quadricep should be activating (the top of your thigh). It’s easy to sink into the body when working with length + strength, so please be cautious and stay present.
With all of that being said, get your yoga trapeze set up, unroll a yoga mat, and let’s do this.
We’re coming for you hips and hammies, watch out!
I plan to keep playing with my trapeze and offering up yoga sequences including it, so please – if you’re considering it, Go For It! I’ll be here to guide us, come up with new ways to flow with it, and hopefully continue to experience length + strength.
Until next time, xoxo.
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