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Deep hips yoga workshop in Vail set for Thursday

Daily staff reportnewsroom@vaildaily.comVAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the DailyOn Thursday, Rachel Nelson will lead a two-hour, all-levels workshop at The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club sharing her personal insights into the benefits of freeing up the hips and pelvis for optimal athletic performance, as well as emotional release.
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VAIL – Although she’s been teaching yoga for five years, it was four years as a professional snowboarder and a lifetime living in Vail that taught Rachel Nelson about the importance of keeping the hips physically open. On Thursday, Nelson will lead a two-hour, all-levels workshop at The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club sharing her personal insights into the benefits of freeing up the hips and pelvis for optimal athletic performance, as well as emotional release.”Even if you’re genetically gifted with more flexible joints, the outdoor lifestyle of constant hiking, biking, running, skiing and climbing translates into hip tightness,” Nelson said. “If you’re lucky, hip tightness manifests as restriction of movement in the legs, back, shoulders and neck. If you’re not so lucky, it’s going to manifest as pain in those places.” In addition to preventing pain, learning to keep the hips limber can improve athletic performance, Nelson said. “Even if you’re not aware of feeling stuck in your hips, you’ll be amazed at how your overall mobility improves,” she said.Furthermore, Nelson explained that within the context of yoga, hip tightness is reflected emotionally as the sensation of feeling stuck or trapped: “So while the sequence of poses is physically designed to invite the hips into their deepest opening, the other main focus of the workshop is to encourage students to release themselves of old patterns of storing toxic emotions, habits and relationships.”Deep Hips with Rachel Nelson is $25 for members, $35 for guests. The Yoga Studio at the Vail Athletic Club is located within the Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa, at 352 East Meadow Drive. For more information visit http://vailathleticclub.com or call 970-476-7960.


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