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A personally tailored therapeutic yoga practice can empower you to avoid hip surgery.

Experts estimate that 332,000 total hip replacements are performed each year in the United States alone. For patients without health insurance, hip replacement could cost you anywhere between $31,839 and $44,816. 

What if you could learn how to take better care of yourself today so that you wouldn’t have to go under the knife or spend so much money?

To heal your hips naturally, one of the steps you will need to take is to learn how your body operates.

Your hips have six ranges of motion.

To avoid hip surgery, you will need to develop a home exercise program that restores balance to all these six ranges of motion.

As a yoga teacher for the past 19 years, what I find is that the first range of motion to develop problems in most people is your external hip rotation.

Learning how to open up this range of motion is so crucial that if you practice the pose I explain in this article and restore balance to your hips with a carefully tailored program, you can save yourself years of discomfort, immobility and a tremendous amount of money.

Here’s how to open up your external hip rotation.

Step One. Make a loop with your yoga strap.

Make a loop with your yoga belt.

Make a loop with your yoga belt.

Step Two. Place the loop on the ball of your foot. Extend your other leg straight out on the floor, making sure that foot is straight. Pull the leg you are stretching towards your arm pit. Swing it out to the side as far as you can comfortably go keeping the opposite hip on the ground. Extend your opposite arm perpendicular and press your palm down into the floor. Breathe! Hold this pose for a minute before switching to the opposite side.

External hip rotation stretch

External hip rotation stretch

Your hips may be so tight that you may only be able to go to the side a little bit. Find your edge. Your edge is the place where you can continue to breathe. Your body will let you know when it’s time to go farther.

Be gentle with yourself – if your hips are tight, it took a long time for you to become that way so you will need to practice every day and be patient.

Therapeutic stretching is just one part of what I do to help you get out of pain.

I also address your diet and teach you how an anti-inflammatory eating program may alleviate your joint pain.

If you are suffering from hip pain or wanting to avoid surgery completely, please understand that this pose alone is not all you need to do to heal your hips.

If you have had hip surgery but still have discomfort, you will want me to analyze your body and explain which ranges of motion you need to improve.

To understand more, set up an appointment with me by calling 678-612-8816 or email me at catherine@unlimitedenergynow.com. We can work either in person or via Skype. You will receive a postural analysis to learn why your body hurts and what you can do to make yourself feel better.