Hip Opening Yoga Practice for Liver and Gallbladder Balance

If you have tight hips or low back pain (which are usually related), then you will love this hip opening yoga sequence. 

Not only will you get the relief you need, but the addition of Yin Yoga postures can help release stuck emotions that can be causing these physical imbalances in the first place.  This is because we focus on mobilizing the energy in the Liver and Gallbladder meridians that run through the inner and outer legs, respectively.

You can learn more about how to balance liver and gallbladder energy in Spring Health Tips from Traditional Chinese Medicine . These organs and channels tend to become imbalanced in Spring, resulting in a condition we call Liver Qi Stagnation.  It results in issues like:

  • eye strain
  • headaches
  • angry outbursts
  • tight hips & groin
  • menstrual irregularities
  • PMS
  • and much more…

Of course some people just have a this type of constitution and can be prone to these issues at any time.  This makes this Yin Yoga Liver and Gallbladder yoga practice even more important so that you can do it regularly to find balance in your life.

Before you begin, make sure you have:

  • a blanket or cushion to prop up the hips
  • 1-2 blocks 

You may  also want to download my Stress-Relieving acupressure guide.  You can do these acupressure points while you hold some of the Yin Yoga shapes!  This acupressure sequence will make the yoga practice even more effective and can help you sleep at night.  You’ll love it!

self acupressure guide

Hip Opening Yoga Practice Video

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I hope you enjoyed this hip opening yoga practice! If you were experiencing issues with Liver Qi Stagnation before you began, did they resolve by the end? Let us know in the comments!

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