The Yin Yoga Podcast

Yin & Somatics: Hip Flexor Relief

February 22, 2023 Mandy L Ryle Season 4 Episode 8
The Yin Yoga Podcast
Yin & Somatics: Hip Flexor Relief
Show Notes

The hip flexors are a group of muscles on the front of the hip which include the psoas, the illiacus and the rectus femoris. These muscles flex the hip, or draw the knee up toward the torso. However, a pain care approach will never reduce an issue to just one aspect of self such as certain muscles or tissues. So this practice makes use of several pain care strategies. We will explore hip flexor pain and stiffness through the lens of somatics, stretching, awareness, neuro motor training and regulation.

This practice is intended to provide quick relief, but also serve as a framework for ongoing care for this issue.

If you would like a visual guide for this practice, please click here for a pose gallery.

Props Needed: Bolster, Blocks, Blanket, Strap

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