Welcome to KELANI – the hippy movement. In this session, our lovely KELANI certified instructor Hannah will demonstrate and put emphasis on the hip movements themselves as that is an essential part of what our ‘hippy movement’ is all about.
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When doing the hip movements at home here are a few tips:
- Make sure you are grounded, bare feet are best, but ballet type shoes work as well.
- Stand with your feet approximately hip width apart to start, turned out about 45 degrees
- Posture is key in hip movements so make sure you are standing tall and engaging your core muscles
- Hip movements are also hip isolations, which means that you are isolating the movements to that section of your body ie. upper body is stable and lower body is stable. It may be tricky at first but eventually you will get the hang of it!
Once you feel your hips opening up you will find your range of motion will increase, your movements will become more fluid, the speed will increase….and you might just catch yourself in state of euphoria! Remember you are releasing the root chakra!