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The Perfect Hip Opener To Boost Your Yoga Practice

Watching some yogis put their leg behind their head is a little bit like a circus trick. Attempting to put your own leg behind your head is more like a mysterious journey into the center of your being. In order to fully access the full movement of your hips the yoga practice presents a series of increasingly difficult hip rotation postures that include many variations of putting your legs behind your head. There are two key principles that you will need in order to safely attempt this movement. You will need to learn how to externally rotate your hip joint and how to relax all of the muscles that surround your hip, neither of which is as easy as it sounds.

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