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The Stored Feelings in our Hips

Our hips can hold so much more than just our physical body - they can also store our emotions. Many of us have experienced a sensation of physical pain in our hips when we are feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, or fear. This is because our hips are very closely connected to our emotional body, and they can easily become overwhelmed when we take on too much stress. The good news is that we can use our hips to help us process and release these emotions. By paying attention to our physical sensations in our hips, we can become aware of any emotions we are carrying, and then use gentle movement and stretching to help us release any buildup of tension. By taking the time to connect with our hips, we can gain a greater understanding of ourselves, and begin to move through our emotions in a healthy way.

Can hip-opener exercises help to relieve negative emotions? Practicing hip opener exercises can help to relieve negative emotions by releasing stored tension in the body. This tension can be caused by stress, anxiety, and other emotional imbalances. As we open the hips, we create more space in the pelvis, which helps to improve circulation, oxygen flow, and energy to the body. This can help to relax the mind and the body, reducing the intensity of negative emotions. Additionally, hip opener exercises help to strengthen the release of endorphins, which are natural feel-good hormones. This can help to improve mood and feelings of happiness, further helping to reduce negative emotions.

5 Hip Opener Exercises

  1. Standing Pigeon Pose: Start in a standing position and bring your right ankle up to rest on your left thigh. Gently lean forward until you feel a comfortable stretch in your hips. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.

  2. Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose: Lie down on your back and bring your right leg up and grab your big toe with your right thumb and index finger. Gently pull the leg towards your body until you feel a deep stretch in the hip. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.

  3. Frog Pose: Start in a tabletop position and slowly spread your knees wide while keeping your feet together. Lower your hips down towards the ground and lean forward until you feel a stretch in your hips. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.

  4. Lizard Pose: Start in a low lunge position and lower your back knee down to the ground. Place your hands on either side of your front foot and gently lean forward until you feel a stretch in your hips. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.

  5. Seated Wide-Legged Forward Fold: Start in a seated position with your legs spread wide apart. Reach your arms up and then slowly fold forward until you feel a deep stretch in your hips. Hold for 30 seconds and then switch sides.


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