Hips Square, again
Many yoga poses require us to keep our hips squarely facing front. This direction is something that we have all heard so many times and have done so many times that we assume we have mastered it. But, it is surprising how often our hips are not yet squared off. This inquiry about the facing of our hips helps us to develop awareness of our physical alignment in space as well as our inner ability to feel our breath evenly on a subtle level. If the hips are not square, then the waist is uneven and the ribs and lungs will be more open on one side. We are challenged with each pose to increase our awareness and make adjustments so that we can be as symmetrical as possible. This Warm up teaches us that in order to keep our hips square different adjustments are required depending on the pose. If you are not sure if your hips are even, just look. Keeping our hips square is a meditation of movement and requires a sharp focus.
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