How many of you reading this feel that you have the most open hips possible for your body’s comfort, the posture you hope to have, and your peace of mind? We all feel pain from tight hips at some point in life, which might manifest in a number of areas including the hips themselves, the lower back, the inner and outer upper leg muscles, and of course the knees. Sitting in desk chairs, sports, cardio activities, and many other aspects of daily life, make our hips vulnerable to becoming tight, which ultimately may result in aches and pains throughout our bodies. Are you suffering from sciatica? Lower back pain? Disc issues?

Hips relate to the second physical section of our bodies as well as to our second chakra. In yoga, the second chakra, svadisthana, is associated with water. This chakra governs our emotions, likes and dislikes, ability to make decisions, and sexuality. The color of svadisthana is orange and the yantra is a silver crescent moon. The mantra is lam. Like the force of the moon that causes the tides of the ocean to ebb and flow, the qualities of the second chakra sway from one place to another. In order to balance the second chakra, which comes form having healthy mobile hips, you need to consistently spend time stretching all dimensions of your pelvic bowl and hips.

In the hip-opening video below, I teach the beginner to advanced student two incredible yoga hip-opening poses, frog and double pigeon. Both work on all aspects of section and chakra two but frog emphasizes the inner hips whereas double pigeon the outer hips. Healthy hips will lead to a healthier overall you. Don’t wonder how to alleviate sciatic and lower back pain, or knee issues, take action to execute on it now; get rid of your tight hips.


Benefits Of The Poses:



  • Opens hip flexors
  • Releases groins
  • Elongates adductors (inner thigh muscles)
  • Stretches inner knee muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Firms gluteus muscles


Double Pigeon

  • Opens outer hips
  • Stretches all 3 gluteus muscles (the butt!)
  • Elongates the abductor muscles (the outer thigh muscles)
  • Opens the knee joint
  • Increases hip flexion
  • Stretches the piriformis muscle that is often the cause of back pain and sciatica.