Our anatomy is made of bones and the joints. The joints get friction when we move our body. Hence the lubricating material that keeps out joints so smoothly working gets depreciated. These lubricating materials are again received from our intake of balanced food. But in cases of over use of our body parts, certain part gets much imbalanced. This creates pain after a certain period. The pain in hip joints is one of the outcomes of such over use of our body part.
Yoga Postures for Hip Joints
How to Do Bridge Pose
- Ensure that your belly is empty. It is advisable to do this pose before taking food or drinks.
- Spread your yoga mat on the ground and lye down in relaxing pose. The face should be upward and the eyes should look at ceiling. At the starting point, just stretch your hands straight in direction of your feet.
- Raise your knees and keep both the feet near to buttocks. But they should not touch your buttocks.
- Now take hold of your feet with both of your palms. It would make your belly a little bit lifted.
- Inhale as much as you can and hold the breath inside for a while.
- Keeping your feet firmly held in palms, try raising your back upwards.
- The lifting of back is to be done with inhaling. And when you lower your back again on yoga mat, you are to exhale. This posture creates a rhythm in our breathing.
- You can lower your back on mat to take some rest. This pose can be repeated as many times you wish. If you feel tired, you can do it after taking rest.
- When we do this pose, the pelvic muscles are stretched. It provides adequate exercise to the pelvic, abdominal and leg muscles.
- The spinal cord would be slightly bent and fully stretched.
- While doing this pose, your head would be downward. It creates more flow of blood going towards the area of head. The increased flow of blood would benefit us in long run. But in short run it helps in increasing the level of our memory power.
- This pose involves constant inhaling and exhaling. This makes us feeling fresh and energetic.
- This pose can be done before doing other difficult poses, which involves great care and more strength. We can do this asana at any time of the day, but the morning time would be more suitable.
- After doing it for one week constantly you would find that your appetite is increased. As it gets the abdominal muscles working much, it would increase your desire to take more food. Dvipada Pitham (Image courtesy By Joseph RENGER [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0], from Wikimedia Commons)
- First lie down on the floor or the Yoga net, with legs kept straight and in forwards position.
- Taking a deep breath, start bending both the knees. Alternatively you can bring in only one knee, and repeat the same for another.
- Release breath and press the folded legs near to abdomen, as near as you can.