Hips opening can feel like a love-hate relationship because many people experience extreme tightness in their hips. So even though you may need to open up, it can be confronting, challenging and at even emotional at times.
Opening the hips is even more important than we may think: the hips are connected to the diaphragm and when they are tense you may feel stressed and anxious. You could feel tears rolling down your face during a deep hip opening class due to the emotions you release when allowing yourself to surrender.
When we open our hips we improve our overall physical and energetic experience of life by enhancing the flow of energy between our heart and lower body. Supple hips can also help ease back pain, make standing more comfortable and can allow walking to be more enjoyable. The practice will end with a deep guided conscious relaxation - Yoga Nidra session - to soothe and pacify the mind.