5 Yoga routines to progressively improve hip muscle awareness and control
You could think of your kua as the crease that separates your thighs from your belly.
In all likelihood you've never been taught to focus on it, or how. And why would you, it's not as if it's a muscle.
The hip creases, and thus "the kua" offers you a simple way of accessing your psoas and your gluteus maximus.
It's just two simple lines, but it provides a reference that you can use to help stabilize and control your hips in nearly every conceivable hip position.
Fixing Hip Problems
I first learned how to use Kua control when I was trying to fix a problem with my left hip. It felt weak in exactly this region when walking up or down stairs or across rocks with big gaps in-between.
While no specific exercise seemed to help, what did help was learning to use my hip muscles effectively by focusing on this region.
Hardly Anyone Teaches Kua Control, and It's Important!
As I do whenever I experience something new in my body, I spent a long while learning how to teach kua control in my classes.
I learned the simple things that cause problems for students, that prevented them from effectively feeling the same thing that I was, and I learned how to effectively teach kua control.
Pretty much all of my students have commented that "no one teaches this stuff (and it's important)".
Learn to Feel and Control Your Kua
Learn how to feel and control your kua with over 7 hours of videos divided into 5 routines. The routines themselves can be broken down into shorter exercises if you are short on time.
The key point is that the exercises help you learn to feel and control you kua so that you can use it effectively in anything that you do.
There's even tips on how you can use kua awareness for practicing tai ji.
Class Tested Progressions
Designed with clear progressions, these routines introduce you to basic kua control and from there you build up your awareness and understanding so that you can apply kua control in wide range of exercises both sitting and standing.
I use the same progressions in my classes because it makes teaching kua control easier and more effective.
It includes the little steps that help me effectively teach the students who have problems getting to grips with any of the material.
Hour Long Routines that Are Easy To Break Down
Each routine is between an hour and two hours long.
Each routine is broken down into shorter elements, each focusing on specific exercises.
The routines and their exercises build up on each other so that it is as easy as possible for you to learn to feel and control your kua.
You'll also learn simple "integration" techniques that help you to activate your muscles with a focus on stabilizing your joints.
About the Course
The course is a set of videos, 1080p that you can download or stream. Videos are MP4 and if you download them, you can always watch them on a windows machine using VLC.
You can do the exercises while watching the video or watch an exercise, memorize it and practice without the video. Then repeat for the next exercise.
Each exercise is relatively simple and should be relatively easy to remember if you are only memorizing and then doing one exercise at a time. The important thing is that with easy to remember exercises, you can do them and focus on feeling and controlling your kua.
Sensational 30 Day Guarantee
30 days isn't that sensational, but anyway, if you aren't satisfied for any reason with your purchase, contact me for a refund up to thirty days after your purchase.
And I've taught kua control pretty effectively in five hours or less. So you shouldn't need a lot of time to figure out if this stuff works or not!
The "Sensational" guarantee really points to the idea that this course will help you feel (and control) your kua. And if it doesn't, then you deserve your money back.
Each routine comes with a quick guide pdf that includes my email if you have any questions, problems or are requesting a refund.