Hip Issues Introduction

In this lesson, we explore the complex subject of hip pain.


Become familiar with potential causes of hip pain and teaching considerations for supporting students in preventing, relieving or accommodating hip pain.


Describe factors that can lead to hip pain, including specific musculoskeletal conditions and structural issues. Explain why focusing on the glutes may help to prevent or relieve hip pain. Note the floor positions that may work best when practicing yoga or exercise and why it’s important to balance the tone of the adductors and gluteus medius. Describe an action that students can undertake to help bring about that balance and a yoga tool that can help. Explain a potential factor in the experience of pain after hip stretching and what you should do if you encounter a student who has had hip replacement surgery.