APERTURA DE CADERA, una liberación física y emocional

HIP OPENING, a physical and emotional release

The hip is a very important area of ​​the body both physically and emotionally. Stress, fears or insecurities stress her daily and can cause her to block. To release this tension, it is advisable to perform hip opening yoga postures . Learn the benefits of hip opening postures and how to perform them.

Hip opening, physical and emotional release (with many benefits!)

When faced with certain emotions, the body reacts (and often without us realizing it!) to protect itself. It makes us clench our fists and clench our jaws in nervous situations; cower in the face of insecurity; Locking ourselves in the fetal position when we feel afraid. When these involuntary reactions are constant, they can cause muscle and joint pain and even block part of the body.

With fear or insecurity, we tend to lock ourselves in the fetal position. The hips, which allow a wide range of basic movements, are compressed and trap muscular tensions. If they are not channeled well and the area is not worked on, stiffness increases and mobility is reduced. Here is the dreaded blockage!

It is essential to relax the body. Some yoga poses for hip opening are ideal for stretching and unlocking the muscles and joints. Furthermore, yoga understands body, mind and spirit as a whole, it works together. Which makes it an ideal discipline to achieve the well-being and release (of physical tensions produced by emotional states) that we need.

Benefits of hip opening postures

  • Unlock and release back, pelvis and legs.
  • Relaxes and improves sleep quality.
  • Makes the muscles more flexible.
  • Improves digestion, balance (physical and emotional) and well-being.
  • Promotes positive emotions and serenity.

Yoga postures for hip opening 

Although there are many exercises, in this blog we propose 3 yoga postures for hip opening to stretch and make the area more flexible.

Recommendation: it is ideal to perform the postures daily and gradually increase the time in each position. In the following postures, we suggest holding them for 5 deep and conscious breaths. It can vary depending on each person, the ideal is between 30 seconds and 2 minutes. You should always feel comfortable, and never push your limit!




Gentle position to start. Improves breathing and hip opening.

  • Sit with your shoulders relaxed and knees bent. Lean your back against a wall to keep it straight.

  • Bring your knees as close to the ground as you can and your feet to you. But without forcing or exceeding your limit!

  • Breathe consciously, hold the position for 5 breaths.

  • Relax for 5 breaths and repeat the sequence 3 times.



Relax, release and stretch.

  • Rest your back on the floor and your pelvis on the wall.

  • Stretch your legs on the wall and slowly open them until you reach your limit. The opening should come from the hips, not the feet. Remember, don't push your limit!

  • Hold the position for 5 conscious breaths.

  • Relax by slowly closing your legs. You can bring your knees closer to your chest for a few seconds.
  • Repeat the sequence 3 times.



Relax, stretch the spine, hamstrings and groin.

  • Sit on the floor with your legs straight.

  • Bend your right knee. The sole of the foot should touch the opposite knee or thigh.
  • Slowly lean your body over your left leg, which should be straight. Reach your limit position and help yourself with your hands, holding your knee, ankle or foot. Where you feel most comfortable!

  • Hold 5 breaths.

  • Repeat the sequence and do the same with the other leg.
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