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Level 3
60 min

Strengthen & Open Hips

Vinyasa Flow | By Dice Iida-Klein on Mar 14 2012
If you're looking to strengthen and open the hips via some heat, this is the class for you my fellow yogis. A nice wrist and hip warm-up is followed by Surya Namaskar A and a C variation to open the front body and warm up the back body. The main portion of this practice encompasses a few strong standing sequences followed by a sequence involving Ardha Matsyendrasana (half lord of the fishes pose) to further dive into your hips and low back. No backbends in this class yogis!

Description

If you're looking to strengthen and open the hips via some heat, this is the class for you my fellow yogis. A nice wrist and hip warm-up is followed by Surya Namaskar A and a C variation to open the front body and warm up the back body. The main portion of this practice encompasses a few strong standing sequences followed by a sequence involving Ardha Matsyendrasana (half lord of the fishes pose) to further dive into your hips and low back. No backbends in this class yogis!

Comments

  • Cameron Brown     Feb 24th, 2014
    This really gives me something to work towards...love that!
  • Karen DiGenova     Dec 3rd, 2013
    Really great want start the day, thank you Dice!!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Jan 8th, 2014
      You're quite welcome Karen!
  • Allison MacDonald     Oct 19th, 2013
    What a great class! I worked so hard & the time flew past...the "inner stripper" made me giggle :) thank you
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Oct 28th, 2013
      You're welcome Allison. There's an inner stripper in all of us! JK! I'm glad the inner stripper comment can make you smile :) Practice on my fellow yogi!
  • Jane McIntosh     Sep 2nd, 2013
    Great practice for a "Labor" day. Love your style Dice. Thank you so much,
    Jane
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Sep 23rd, 2013
      You're welcome Jane. I hope it was a good labor day for ya :)
  • annabel igoe     Aug 23rd, 2013
    Challenging yet accessible; dynamic but not rushed! Time flew! Thank you!!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Sep 23rd, 2013
      Hey Annabel. Glad you enjoyed this practice :)
  • Rebeca Hernandez     Aug 10th, 2013
    I also lost track of time :) Your classes rock!!! Hope you can come to Costa Rica to teach someday!!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Sep 23rd, 2013
      Glad to hear it Rebecca! Would love to teach in Costa Rica :) SOmeday soon I hope!
  • Amie Roberts     Apr 16th, 2013
    You are a fantastic teacher. We so enjoyed this class. just wanted to make one comment about the "inner stripper" reference - really? This cuts you short a wee bit. Thanks for the practice, Amie and Chris
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Apr 17th, 2013
      Amie and Chris! Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad I could be of service :) I'm sorry the comment didn't sit well with you. I mean no disrespect and completely understand your POV.
  • Ingrid Roberts     Mar 21st, 2013
    Love, love, love this practice, thank you
    and I look forward to your next challenge!
    • Dice Iida-Klein     Apr 17th, 2013
      Glad you enjoyed the practice :) More to come!
  • Amy Lynn Grover     Oct 18th, 2012
    Dice!! I've been missin your classes in WEHO, not to mention your energy in the flesh, glad I'm able to get a dose of you online! Great class! Hope all is well with you and Bri :)
    Amy Lynn
  • Lorna Parashin     Aug 22nd, 2012
    Yeehaa! Loved the crossed legged press up and matsyendrasana twist to pavritta ardachandrasana. Namaste. Was really great to open and relax my upper back too.
  • herawaty lee     Jul 31st, 2012
    hi...im new in this class.. and i love the class very much.. thanks for share and namaskar
  • Alima Lopez     Jul 11th, 2012
    Dice where do you teach?? I really like your classes man. you always give out great corrections and pointers and mae us challenger ourselves. I feel strong but relaxed after this practice and i definitely broke a sweat : )
  • Oven Kiley     Jul 4th, 2012
    Great class Dice, you are simply the BEST !
  • Sarah Hon     Apr 24th, 2012
    Very sweet, thanks Dice.
  • Susie Mahoney     Apr 1st, 2012
    Dice, thanks for un-grumpifying my day! :).

  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Huda - It's a keeper?! Awesome! Finding another gooey part of the hips is the best. I love hip opening :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Lindsey - You're quite welcome! Come back and practice with us again :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Amy - Great! You're welcome :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Carmen - Muchos gracias! Namaste :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Lee - Right off the bat...right into it :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Julie - Nice :) I look forward to meeting you and taking your class!
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Jeremy - Holding warrior 2 is the best! You're so right...it is love :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Lisa - Great! The key to pikes with crossed feet is to flex your heels and act as if you're pulling the ankles apart from one another to create a boundary, but to squeeze the inner thighs together to create more core and bandha energy. Shoulders over wrists, hips over shoulders, thighs to chest and heels to butt!
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @Becka - Glad I could be of service. Keep rockin that hanumanasana! Namaste :)
  • Dice Iida-Klein     Mar 31st, 2012
    @John - Good and strong sounds good to me :) Thank you!
  • Huda Mussa     Mar 28th, 2012
    it is a keeper. This sequence assessed some hidden tightness in my outer hips.
  • Lindsey Holland     Mar 21st, 2012
    Seriously AWESOME class. Thank you!
  • Amy Villa     Mar 18th, 2012
    I had a fun time! Thanks, Dice
  • Lee Clise     Mar 16th, 2012
    I love the pure functional strength of this class, right from the start!
  • Julie Kohler     Mar 15th, 2012
    See you in Florida in June! Very excited that you'll be coming to do a weekend of workshops at the studio I teach at :) Yippee!!!
  • jeremy brosius     Mar 15th, 2012
    awesome class, dice. i was fully shaking during the warrior 2 sequence. i think that's what they call love! :)
  • Lisa Hagen     Mar 14th, 2012
    As always, fully enjoyed it! I'll need to practice the pikes w/ crossed feet. I'm so grateful for your classes....thank u YogaGlo!
  • becka gagne     Mar 14th, 2012
    i am so appreciative of your knowledge and acuity with alignment,
    this practice pushed me in all the right directions. even had to
    check out my hanumanasana quickly before savasana, with all that hip work,
    it was best ever! namaste
  • John Nield     Mar 14th, 2012
    Yeah, that was a good strong practice. Thanks.