This class features poses that target your hip flexors, IT band, piriformis and gluteals. Improving mobility in these areas can be helpful for yoga practitioners suffering from conditions like hip bursitis. Hip bursitis results from inflammation in the bursa, or fluid filled sac that helps to reduce friction between the bones and surrounding soft tissue within the hip region. This class includes hip opening poses from several of the different asana groups including forward bends and backbends. In addition to being therapeutic for people with specific hip difficulties the sequence will also help to improve general hip mobility. It will assist in making a wider range of more advanced poses more accessible.