The modern culture of sitting for extended periods of time translates to chronic tightness of our psoas—the primary hip flexor. This can contribute to a host of lower back problems. By practicing asanas that focus on this area, we increase our range of motion. This helps to relieve stress and muscular tension.
Think of these hip-opening asanas as a form of preventative medicine.
View the next video in this series: A Beginner’s Class for the Upper Body