Hip instability is a very common problem among yogis. Most postures move forward and back, especially in beginning classes, allowing significant adduction and abduction weakness. More women than ever, especially yoginis, are requiring hip replacements at a young age. And I have weak hips that have caused IT Band and knee issues. I just came across this publication full of pelvic stabilization exercises from Princeton University. This is from the paper's introduction:
Pelvic Stabilization program is geared toward improving the function and strength of the pelvis and hip regions which will address faulty movement pattern. Lower back, hip, knee and ankle problems can be affected
The whole thing is here.
This journal honors my ongoing experience with the practice, study and teaching of yoga.
1) Sridaiva Yoga: Good Intention But Imbalanced
2) Understanding Chair Posture
2) Why I Don't Use Sanskrit or Say Namaste
3) The Meaningless Drudgery of Physical Yoga
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