Introduction: Hip Strengthening Exercises to Prepare for Asana

If hip muscles are weak, the task is to strengthen them to prepare for asana.

Expert yoga therapist Mukunda Stiles offers the following general instructions, suggesting that students take steady full breaths during the exercises, and that they practice regularly for at least six weeks.

For this type of regular practice, go in and out of the motion, while taking steady full breaths. Once a week, repeat the test, holding the pose to determine how long you can hold the position steadily and comfortably. If the region you find weak has been a source of pain, ether acute or chronic, give yourself at least six weeks of regular practice, regardless of how quickly you reach the goal of holding the motion for twelve steady breaths. – Mukunda Stiles