Standing Poses: Poses & Adaptations for Hip Health & Hip Issues

Following are considerations for:

  1. Virabhadrasana II (Warrior 2 Pose)
  2. Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)
  3. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1 Pose)
  4. Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Standing Forward Bend)
  5. Parsvottanasana (Intense Side Stretch / Pryamid Pose)
  6. Vrksasana (Tree Pose)
  7. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (Extended Hand to Toe Pose)
  8. Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose) with Assist

Virabhadrasana II

Utthita Parsvakonasana

Virabhadrasana I

Prasarita Padottanasana



Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Parivrtta Trikonasana with Assist

  • Support back foot to ensure it remains grounded. Place strap or hands on back leg. Gently pull just enough to ensure hips are level and stable.
  • “The belt imitates the firmness and support of the inner thigh muscles; the idea here is to learn to create the same action on your own, keeping both hips level.” (See Overcome and Prevent Hip Pain for a photo and more information)
  • Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose)