Happy Hips: from Child’s Pose to Garland


In this practice, Courtney starts with child’s pose and continues throughout to work the hips slowly open, from a gentle malāsana and child’s pose flow to warming them with a stronger flow filled with balancing poses. We then take advantage of this warmth and strength to play with baby crow and garland poses.

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Props: Blanket, strap, 2 blocks

Poses: Child’s Pose | Balasana, Cat & Cow, Cobra | Bhujangasana, Pigeon variations with twist, Down Dog | Adho Mukha Svanasana, Forward Fold | Uttanasana, Pendulum Pose | Dolasana, Squat | Malāsana, Plank, Chaturanga, Upward Facing Dog | Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Urdhva hastasana, Standing Tortoise prep, Warm Hips, a Balanced Flow, Reclining Bound Angle | Supta Baddha Konasana, Bridge with Baddha Konasana variation | Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, Boat | Navasana, Upward Facing Angle | Urdhva Konasana, Baddha Konasana or Urdhva Konasana Twist, Forearm Plank, Baby Crow (you can see video for regular kakasana here), Garland | Mālāsana, Reclining Pigeon + Outer Thigh Twist, Savasana


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