Tiffany Cruikshank is the founder & visionary behind Yoga Medicine, a community of expert yoga teachers focused on fusing the best of anatomy & western medicine with the traditional practice of yoga. Tiffany's classes have evolved over the past 20 years of teaching yoga to reflect her creativity and passion for using yoga as a form of medicine for the mind, body & spirit. With her medical background in Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, her classes are guided by a strong anatomic focus and her ability to teach a deeper understanding of complex subjects. Recognized more broadly as a health & wellness expert, Tiffany has worked with professional athletes and celebrities from around the world. She has run her own clinics and was the Acupuncturist & Yoga Teacher at the Nike World Headquarters and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Yoga Journal, Prevention , Self, Marie Claire, Fitness Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Fox News, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Mantra, Thrive, More Magazine, OM Yoga, YogaLife and many others.
Utilize the relaxation response to help release the deep layers of tension in your hips. Use active and passive work to help retrain your muscles. Creating balanced tension with refined alignment around your joint can help allow the deeper layers to release. A nice mix of alignment based vinyasa and relaxation pranayama to reset your nervous system. Props Needed: Wall space.
Hip Opener &
A quick tune up for your hips with focused work for the muscles that stabilize the hips, low back and SI joints. Isolate the inner and outer hip muscles, the gluteus medius and adductor muscles specifically to help create more awareness around this group of muscles. A great class to add on before another yoga class for an extra hip boost or to do on its own. Props Needed: One block.