How do you know if your hips are happy? Well, it’s more likely you’ll know if they’re sad!
Pain or discomfort is usually the first sign that your hips are holding on to tension. The first place most people notice the consequences of having tight hips is in their groin area. However, this can also manifest as lower back pain, so it’s not always obvious that tight hips are the culprit.
It’s also been said that this area of the body stores unresolved emotional pain, primarily from our relationships. During times of stress you may notice a more rigid quality to your movement.
As an integrative practice, not only can yoga be used to address the physical tension in your hips - it can help you safely work through emotional trauma that may be stored in the body.