Hip Training
Hip opening stretches to train for lotus.
By Steve
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Urdhva Hastasana
Upward Salute

complete sun salutation followed by 3-5 breaths in chair
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Utkatasana
Chair Pose

repeat 1-2 at least 5 times, or as many as needed to become warm
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Adho Mukha Svanasana
Downward-Facing Dog

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High Lunge

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High Lunge, Variation

follow with down dog
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Virabhadrasana II
Warrior II Pose

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Utthita Trikonasana
Extended Triangle Pose

follow with DD, then warrior II to set up next pose
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Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana
Standing Split

return to warrior II, then repeat on other side
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Urdhva Hastasana
Upward Salute

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Uttanasana
Standing Forward Bend

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Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide-Legged Forward Bend

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Plank Pose

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Chaturanga
Chaturanga Dandasana
Four-Limbed Staff Pose

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Ardha Bhekasana
Half Frog Pose

after both sides, follow w/ DD to set up pigeon
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Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

follow w/ DD, then up salute
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Malasana
Garland Pose

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Ardha Matsyendrasana
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose

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Janu Sirsasana
Head-to-Knee Forward Bend

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Paschimottanasana
Seated Forward Bend

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Gomukhasana
Cow Face Pose

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Baddha Konasana
Bound Angle Pose

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Supta Baddha Konasana
Reclining Bound Angle Pose

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Supta Padangusthasana
Reclining Big Toe Pose

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Purvottanasana
Upward Plank Pose

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Upavistha Konasana
Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend

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Marichyasana I
Pose Dedicated to the Sage Marichi, I

up salute, forward bend, to DD
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Virasana
Hero Pose

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Supta Virasana
Reclining Hero Pose

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Kapotasana
King Pigeon Pose

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Ananda Balasana
Happy Baby Pose

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