The Ashtanga Practice Artwork
Season 3 - Episode 4

Primary Series: Hip Opening

45 min - Practice


Open feet, open hips. Maria guides us in a practice designed to open and stretch our hips in preparation for Padmasana (Lotus). We begin by opening our feet, and then move into variations of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) A and B, and standing and seated postures that focus on hip opening, strengthening, and stability. You will feel more grounded, spacious, and centered in your being.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket, Block


Just excellent. I'm an older ashtangi (57) - started the practice in my 40s. Your inspired cues have reawakened beginner's mind! Thank you!!
Thank you for your comments Kate! I'm so glad you're enjoying the videos and Ashtanga!!! XOXO
I am 75, doing yoga since 20s, and have avoided hip surgery by doing hip openers. This was a good one for me! Thank you.
I'm an even older Ashtangi now (LOL!) at 58 and this practice sequence is still a blissfully grounded one for me : ) Thank you : )
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This must be the older ashtanga thread! I'm 64 and really enjoyed this focus on hip opening and your timing, tone, and tempo.
Wonderful start to our morning. Thanks!

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