YOGA WITH RESISTANCE BANDS: ROTATING AROUND A WEIGHT-BEARING HIP W/LAUREL BEVERSDORF
This wonderfully novel & creative practice focuses on increasing strength & control of the hips using the external resistance of bands. In this class, we focus specifically on hip rotation, which especially targets the glutes and other hip rotators.
Hip rotation is a move that we often do in flow yoga classes, but one that we don't tend to focus on specifically to progressively load & strengthen. The work that Laurel presents in this class will translate into your hips moving better in these transitions in your yoga practice (and in daily life as well!)
Here are Laurel's recommendations regarding the type of resistance bands to use for this practice:
"One small loop of medium to heavy resistance. Recommended brands include Insonder, Spree, or Theraband. 1 or 2 long bands with small loops, or "stirrups" tied into each end. The recommended weight for these band/s starting out is light to medium. The small loops should be big enough to easily slip your hand or foot into them. When tied, these should be between 3.5-4ft long. You should cut the bands to about 5-5.5 feet to be able to easily tie them to this length. I recommend the latex-free Theraband brand."