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Get Hip to Your Hips (Great Falls, MA)
May
12
1:00 AM01:00

Get Hip to Your Hips (Great Falls, MA)

Therapy-Ball Self-Massage to Release the Hips

Hips. We use them to sit, to locomote, and to boogie down on the dance floor. And hip openers factor high on yoga students’ requests lists.

But how in tune are you with the bony and muscular structures that make up your hip region? Why does pigeon pose continue to challenge you after all these years? Why does lotus posture seem an absolute impossibility? (Because, as you’ll learn, maybe for your hip structure it is!)

Yoga Tune Up therapy balls give a whole new meaning to the concept of rolling hips! In this workshop you’ll learn ways to open up your hips beyond just stretching. Self-massage can create more effective release than simply tugging on connective tissue with classic stretches.

Muscular restriction is not the sole explanation for “tight hips”! You’ll gain a new understanding of your unique hip structure and how to modify your yoga practice accordingly.

Many knee and back conditions stem from hip issues, so students with knee and back pain will glean information they can apply to regions uptown and downtown of our target zone.

Continuing ed for yoga teachers: We’ll delve a bit into the anatomy of the hips, so yoga teachers will learn tricks to prep students for hip openers and will learn when and how to modify yoga poses to meet their students’ needs.

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Get Hip to Your Hips (Bennington, VT)
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Get Hip to Your Hips (Bennington, VT)

Therapy-Ball Self-Massage to Release the Hips

Hips. We’ve all got ‘em. We use them to sit, to locomote, and to play ice hockey. (Well, I don’t do the latter, but some of you probably do.) And hip openers factor high on yoga students’ requests lists.

But how in tune are you with the bony and muscular structures that make up your hip region? Why does pigeon pose continue to challenge you after all these years? Why does lotus posture seem an absolute impossibility? (Because, as you’ll learn, maybe for your hip structure it is!)

Yoga Tune Up therapy balls give a whole new meaning to the concept of rolling hips! In this workshop you’ll learn ways to open up your hips beyond just stretching. Self-massage can create more effective release than simply tugging on connective tissue with classic stretches.

Muscular restriction is not the sole explanation for “tight hips”! You’ll gain a new understanding of your unique hip structure and how to modify your yoga practice accordingly.

Many knee and back conditions stem from hip issues, so students with knee and back pain will glean information they can apply to regions uptown and downtown of our target zone.

Continuing ed for yoga teachers: We’ll delve a bit into the anatomy of the hips, so yoga teachers will learn tricks to prep students for hip openers and will learn when and how to modify yoga poses to meet their students’ needs.

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Let the Good Times Roll! (Lakewood, CO)
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Let the Good Times Roll! (Lakewood, CO)

Head-to-Toe Therapy-Ball Self-Massage Workshop

Let’s face it: modern life sits us in front of computers all day, slumps us in front of the TV at night, and puts a host of stresses on the body that create aches and pains. This workshop will give you tools to work out the kinks on your own at home.

  • Release physical tension. 
  • Relieve stress. 
  • Breathe more freely. 
  • Deepen your asana practice.
  • Cycle or run more efficiently. 
  • Reveal yourself to yourself.
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Roll with It (Louisville, CO)
Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

Roll with It (Louisville, CO)

Head-to-Toe Therapy-Ball Self-Massage Workshop

As athletes and individuals living a 21st-century lifestyle, our bodies are inundated with a host of stressors. Over time, these acute stressors become more chronic in nature and result in generalized aches and pains, in decreased functionality and performance. This workshop will give you tools to work out these kinks on your own, at home. 

Advantages of self-massage (the roll-down low-down):

  • Release physical tension. Learn techniques to soothe your personal hot spots.
  • Breathe more freely. Physical tension and postural habits impede the breath. Unblock your respiration and repattern your carriage.
  • Strengthen your active recovery sessions. Stretching is not the only, or even the most, effective way to increase flexibility. Self-massage breaks up adhered tissues to improve mobility. The balls also awaken unconscious body areas--improved body awareness leads to more skillful movement.
  • Relieve stress. Stress is epidemic these days. Knead your physical form to relax the mental and emotional layers of your being.
  • Learn more about yourself. Map your physical form and explore the mental and emotional states that self-care can evoke.

Along the way you’ll learn a bit of anatomy. Acupuncturists and other healthcare professionals will glean strategies that can be used with patients.

Alleviate pain and stress, move more freely, and breathe more easily. You’ll take a set of balls home with you (at no additional cost), so you can roll whenever and wherever you wish. Come get the ball rolling.

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