Hip Injuries and Yoga with Guest Teacher Ariele Foster

Do you have hip pain? Today’s episode is all about the hip joint and hip injuries that are common in yoga practitioners. Many of you may already know this story, but I tore my hip labrum when I was 23 years old and I spent the first two years of my yoga teaching career walking with a cane and was in incredible pain.

I had a slow, but amazing recovery from that injury, and now almost 12 years later I am stronger, healthier and more pain free than I have ever been in my life! If you are in pain, or have students who are struggling with hip problems, this episode is for you!

I invited my friend Ariele Foster to join me in this conversation because in addition to being a doctor of physical therapy, yoga teacher since 2001 and an anatomy teacher for yoga teacher trainings, she also had a hip injury.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The stories about our own hip injuries and subsequent healing. (There is hope if you have a hip injury!)
  • The anatomy and structure of the hip joint.
  • Specific poses and movements that increases the chances of a hip labral tears.
  • Some warning signs and sensations that a person might not recognize as a problem until after damage it done.
  • The relationship between “hip opening” poses, hypermobility of the hips and injuries.

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2 Responses to “Hip Injuries and Yoga with Guest Teacher Ariele Foster”

  1. Julia

    Great podcast. Thank you for sharing your stories, ladies. It was very informative. Could the next topic be noisy knees? If a knee(s) makes noise but does not hurt, shall I be concerned of some instability? I have been strengthening my feet, thighs (posterior including), and hips for a while but do not seem to get rid of the noise. I have transitioned to the minimal footwear. I am relatively active and diverse in my movements. In my private yoga practice, I see a lot of people with knee pain.

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    • Francesca Cervero

      Hi Julia! YES. Ariele and I should definitely do a podcast about popping and cracking. What a great idea. I’ll ping her about that now. Thank you!

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