Monday lesson for how to squat using hip flexion as opposed to increased pelvic tilt.
I first show how to squat ( like utktasana) by increasing the anterior tilt of the pelvis. That noise is not from me 😜, it's my dog-- but we both agree, that this maneuver will eventually make you whine. Not good for the low back.🆘 Instead, slide your hands down your thighs as you bend your knees, flex your hips with butt back, and hold the low belly lifted, keeping the spine long.
Try moving with this concept in place by stepping one foot to the side and alternating legs. Video yourself and check to make sure that you aren't sinking into the low back, but actually flexing at hips with the low back long.
Also , try getting on all fours and sitting back toward a child's pose, keeping the back long and not dumping into low back ( I show the incorrect way as well). All of this hips work creates better brain mapping for the hips to do the work and not harm your lumbosacral area.
For a yoga flow about the hips, check out my Hippy Morning Flow on @oneoeight.tv !
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