The 2 Yoga Postures You Need To Open Tight Hips

Caley Alyssa is an international yoga teacher whose practice helped her transform her life and realize her dreams. This week, we’re sharing her expertise on how you can start your own practice or deepen your existing one. To learn more, check out her new mindbodygreen course, 28 Days To Yoga Bliss: The Fundamentals, Poses, And Breathwork You Need To Know.

Tight hips are a very common nuisance, especially among people who sit at their desks all day, or athletes—like runners or cyclists—who do a lot of moving in one direction only. Yoga can be a great remedy to this problem, especially the two postures I'm going to teach you today: Warrior II and Triangle Pose.

Give them a try yourself, and really pay attention to the feeling of your hips opening up as you move. Do these anytime you need a good stretch. They're great for doing in your office at work, after a hard workout, or when you wake up first thing in the morning.