Excerpts from "Hip-Healthy Asana" by Charlotte Bell

by Nina

My post Interview with Charlotte Bell, Author of "Hip-Healthy Asana" introduced you to Charlotte and her latest book, Hip-Healthy Asana: The Yoga Practitioner's Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding SI Joint Pain. And today I'm pleased to tell you that I can share some excerpts from the book with you! I chose three excerpts that I thought would appeal the most to our readers. The first two provide background information about Charlotte's reasons for writing the book and why stabilizing the hips is so important, but the third one is a full practice for stabilizing your hips. If you try this practice, I'd love to hear back from you about it.

So, let's start with the introduction to the book, in which Charlotte describes her personal reasons for writing this book and provides an overview of the basic goal of the book:


Here is Chapter 4: Stabilizing Your Joints, which discusses why it is so important to stabilize your joints rather than over-stretching.


Here is 10: Standing Your Ground, which includes a full practice for stabilizing your hips:


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