Hips get tight from sitting. And most of us sit for several hours a day in front of a computer at work, and in front of a TV at home. That is why your students are going to love this lesson plan.

Below is a yoga lesson plan that I created using our online Drag & Drop Yoga Lesson Planner.

Free Hip Opener Yoga Lesson Plan Download

Click here to download Yoga For Hips Lesson Plan: Long Version

The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism and increases your expertise in the eyes of the student(s).

Click here to download Yoga For Hips Lesson Plan: Short Version

The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.

Hip Opener Lesson Plan Description

The hips get tight from sitting, and most of us sit for several hours a day in front of a computer at work, and a TV at home.

If you feel tired at the end of the day, one of the biggest reasons will probably be your stiff hips, because stiff hips reduces the blood circulation and energy flow through the body. If you can imagine a tourniquet around your waste cutting off your blood supply. Not nice, is it. Well, that’s what your tight hips are doing to you.

Hips for most people are the tightest part of their body, and is the main reason for back pain.

Our hips are absolutely key to mobility in this world, so it’s a good idea to give them a good oiling with these 18 hip openers. You could focus on just one pose, pick a few poses, or practice all the poses in one practice. For example, if you only have a few minutes spare, pick one of the poses and enjoy the deep stretch (yin yoga).

When we talk about opening the hips we’re referring to the muscles around the pelvis, legs, lower spine, and sacrum.

These include big muscle groups like the hip flexors, hamstrings, glutes, adductors (inner thighs), and abductors (outer thighs), as well as many smaller, deeper muscles including the piriformis and the psoas.

When exploring these hip openers be aware of any pain in your knees.

Most poses that stretch the hips will also stretch the knees. This is good. But not if you feel pain!

Poses Included In The Hip Opener Yoga Lesson Plan 

  • Bound Angle
  • Cradle Baby
  • Squat
  • Reclined Bound Angle
  • Knee To Chest 1
  • Knees To Chest (Butterfly)
  • Happy Baby
  • Extended Child
  • Extended Puppy
  • Reclined Hand To Big Toe I (strap)
  • Reclined Hand To Big Toe II
  • Reclined Hand To Big Toe III
  • Pigeon
  • Frog
  • Sage 1
  • Lizard Lunge
  • Extended Side Angle

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George Watts

BWY Yoga Teacher at George Watts Yoga
This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a look at my affordable yoga lesson plan bundles for yoga teachers . And if you'd like to save time creating yoga lesson plans sign up today for a free 7 day trial for my drag & drop online yoga lesson planner.

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