If you missed part 1 of my Happy Hips series you can check it out here.
Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 2 includes a series of ground movement positions that are beginner friendly. You may want to have a few props like a yoga block, 1/2 cylinder, and firm blankets, or yoga bolster to help support your knees and hips.
Adding more ground movement into your daily life is one way to get a variety of movements that can help keep your body in alignment, energy levels consistent, and an optimize cognitive function while at work.
Many folks work in a seated position 8-12 hours per day. And these folks tend to experience low back pain, tight hips, tight hamstrings, and neck tension from repetitively sitting in the same position for the majority of their waking hours. What is really cool is that it’s not the sitting that is creating these misalignments in the body, it’s the lack of variety in how you sit that is.
You can change the way your body is positioned throughout your 8-12 hour work day and this series is a great place to start. Another option that may be more practical or realistic is to dedicate about 30 minutes a day ( you can break it up into smaller “movement snacks”) moving on the ground.
Stay tuned for Happy Hips for the Modern Human Part 3- Integration. You’ll learn how you can integrate these ground movement positions into your daily life.