This video focuses on strengthening the glute muscles. Often many yoga routines over focus on stretching the hips without also building adequate strength in these muscles. This can contribute to low back and other types of pain, injury, and imbalance.
I try to develop practices that are possible for anyone with average range of motion. There are no deep forward bends or deep backbends in this practice.
I am certified to teach yoga at the 200 hour level (Kripalu). I do not have any medical background, please do not consider this routine medical advice. It may not be appropriate depending on your injury. Please consult with your doctor.
You should experience zero pain during this practice. If you experience any pain, especially to your injury, please stop immediately. I am at a point where this practice causes my injury zero extra pain.
Links I have used:
Jason Crandall podcast on hips and building strength, not just flexibility:
Jason Crandall on strengthening hamstrings:
Hasfit videos- great resource for building strength that I use frequently
Music: (Youtube Audio Library)
Lulu is the cat I like best
Over Time by Vibe Tracks
The Urban Symphonia- Unicorn Heads
Meditation Impromptu 03 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (