Yoga for tight hips and lower back

Saturday 16/6       3-5 pm

Wivelsfield Church hall,
near Wivelsfield Green RH17 7RD

This workshop is suitable for all levels including complete beginners and anyone with profound stiffness!

Payment occurs at time of booking and is binding.

Do you find that your lower back is aching after a day at the office or in the car? Do you sometimes have that uncomfortable feeling of stress in your body for no apparent reason? Do you often get pins and needles in your legs? 
This could all be due to tight hips!

This workshop will be a two hour gentle flow focusing on opening and stretching the hips as well as introducing poses you can take home and practice whenever you need to

As the center of our body the hips has an important job to balance us in all directions and connect our lower body to our upper body. However sitting still for long periods of time will start shortening the muscles at the front of your hip, connecting your abdomen to your thighs. If you then stand up, the pelvis will be tipped forward, so the opposite to what happens if you have tight hamstrings (read more about that here).

That forward tilt will shorten and compress your lower back and increase the natural curve we have there (the lower back will have a big arch). With your hip locked in that forward position your lower back will have to do a lot more work, for example when you bend forward to pick something up the movement will come from your back rather than your hip.

You might also have heard that it is common to store stress and negative emotions in your hips.

A while ago (when we were hunters and gatherers) we were surviving and relaying a lot on our instincts, fight or flight. So when something stressful happened, like an angry looking bear (or boss) coming charging towards us, the middle part of our body (the hips) would tense up and prepare us to either use our legs to run or our arms to fight.

So as with most bad things it is easy to end up in a negative spiral, where your tight hips causes your body to think that something stressful is happening, which results in you being stressed and therefore tense up your hips even more.

However by gently becoming aware of how our hips feel and how to stretch them we can quite easily put an end to that! Join this workshop to get a good stretch in your hips,  release tension in your mind and your body, as well as learn how to do it yourself at home or in the office when you need it the most.


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  1. Hi lyva loved reading about how you can help your lower back and hips from getting to stiff.i watch a very good programe on hot yoga and tried to do some moves but i struggled abit because my back and hips hurt. Regards charlie

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