From Sept 24 2008:
During my training, it was said that when a yoga teacher announces: “Today we will be working on our hips” everyone will groan in disappointment, but, they will always leave happy. Jason Crandell–also from Piedmont Yoga where I trained– noticed a variation on this theme as well.
It’s a predictable reaction–everyone wishes their hips were more flexible, less rigid. Still, the action of focusing on and releasing of the muscles surrounding the hip joint always gives students relief and dare I say it? Joy.
The seat of the root chakra and everything that associated with the ‘nether regions’ can be hard to discuss in polite circles, but get a bunch of kids in a room and teach them to ‘rotate their hips’ and watch the giggles begin. What a rich place to work in.