Advice for sitting cross legged
Hi I’m Dr. Melissa West Welcome to Yoga Lifestyle with Melissa
Props Needed: Blocks
Today we have a question from Ellen from Facebook 🙂
Ellen from Facebook says:
Hello I have been doing your beginner videos every day for about 3 weeks now, and really enjoying them. Do you have any advice for how to sit cross-legged? I cannot put my legs down horizontally, my legs look like a V and it’s uncomfortable…
Thanks Ellen, this is a great question.
The first thing I would recommend is to fill the space between your knees and the ground to project your knee joints and your SI (sacroiliac) joints. You can do that with a couple of cushions or yoga blocks.
To make is easier to sit, means improving the range of motion in your hip joints, especially the external rotators in your hips.
Today I will show you a few yoga moves to help you with that.
Show: warm up hip joint with windshield wipers, show keyhole, then pigeon
If you would like more support in releasing your hips to make it easier to sit, I would highly recommend the connective tissue classes in our membership community as well as the therapeutic yoga classes for your hips in our membership community.
We have 4 connective tissue yoga classes in our membership community:
We have 15 therapeutic yoga classes (10 short ones!) for your hips http://www.drwest.ca/showthread.php?1657-Hip-Opener-Classes
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