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Hip-Healthy Asana

The Yoga Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding SI Joint Pain
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
June, 2018
ISBN:
9781611805512
In stock now: 
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$24.95 CAD$19.96 CAD20%
Banyen's Description: 

The mind and body benefits of daily yoga practice are unquestionably positive, but as yoga has become more popular, an increasing number of yoga practitioners are suffering from hip and lower back pain and intense sacroiliac joint discomfort. The urge to push yourself too far, too fast, along with forceful “adjustments” by well-meaning yoga instructors, can result in hip pain caused by hypermobility—too much flexibility or excessive range of motion. Because of the nature of the hip joint, these enthusiastic practitioners often do not feel the effects of their practice until they wake up one day with immobility and debilitating pain.

Hip-Healthy Asana is a concise, practical guide that will teach you how to protect your hips as you practice—and will help you adapt your practice as necessary if hip problems do develop. Yoga and meditation teacher Charlotte Bell gives a complete, accessible explanation of the hip structure, and offers practice tips, modifications, and sequences that enhance hip strength and stability for a sustainable practice that can last through every age and stage of life.

I’ve learned a whole lot about what poses and alignment beliefs might contribute to hip joint degeneration. When you’ve got no cartilage, the feedback is immediate, definitive, and at times, shockingly painful.
 

That is why I’m inspired to share the information in this book. Yoga practice continues to grow, for lots of good, healthy, inspiring reasons. But many practitioners feel pressured to perform, to push ever further into poses, ignoring their better judgment and their body’s own signals. My hope is that this book will help yoga practitioners begin to think about partnering with their bodies as they are, rather than using practice as a way to “conquer” them.

Also by Charlotte Bell (who’s been teaching for over 30 years) are Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life and Yoga for Meditators.

Publisher’s Description: 

The yoga practitioner's essential guide to understanding, preventing, and relieving hip pain in asana practice.

The mind and body benefits of daily yoga practice are unquestionably positive, but as yoga has become more popular, an increasing number of yoga practitioners are suffering from hip and lower back pain and intense sacroiliac joint discomfort. The urge to push yourself too far, too fast, along with forceful "adjustments" by well-meaning yoga instructors, can result in hip pain caused by hypermobility--too much flexibility or excessive range of motion. Because of the nature of the hip joint, these enthusiastic practitioners often do not feel the effects of their practice until they wake up one day with immobility and debilitating pain.
Hip-Healthy Asana is a concise, practical guide that will teach you how to protect your hips as you practice--and will help you adapt your practice as necessary if hip problems do develop. Yoga and meditation teacher Charlotte Bell gives a complete, accessible explanation of the hip structure, and offers practice tips, modifications, and sequences that enhance hip strength and stability for a sustainable practice that can last through every age and stage of life.

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