Promoting Bone Density in The Hip Socket –
The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that connect the head of the femur (thigh bone) into the pelvis. For some, this is among the first places where osteoporosis sets in. In my Healthy Bones class, and Iyengar yoga in general, we emphasize firmly rooting the thigh into the hip socket and stabilizing this large joint. This is an important action for stimulating bone density. Here are 3 ways to set the femur deep into the Hip Socket:
1. Traction belt – the traction belt at root of the thigh, gently pulls the femur down and allows it to settle deeply into its socket.