The hip control guide teaches you how to feel and control the deep muscles of your hip joint.
It shows you how you can use these muscles to deepen your yoga poses with less effort.
If you have trouble with forward bends or back bends (I do), learning to feel and control your hip muscles can help make these types of yoga poses easier.
The control aspect includes learning how to activate these muscles (and relax them). The feeling part is so that you can recognize when those muscles are activated or relaxed (so that you can recognize that your muscles are actually doing what you are asking them to). It's like being in a conversation where you take turns listening to each other. You actually respond to what the other person says instead of just saying whatever is on your mind. And if the other person doesn't quite get what you are trying to say, then you try it in a slightly different way so that they do.
Now you might think that muscle control means just learning to activate those muscles. It also includes learning to relax them and in the Hip Control Guide you practice both, repeatedly.
The repetition does two things. It's a way of improving control. But it also gives you the opportunity to tune in on the changes in sensation. That's when you learn to feel the muscles you are activating (or at the very least, the results of their activation)
To make learning to feel your body easy, the hip control guide uses prominent landmarks of the pelvis and thigh as reference points. Using pairs of landmarks you can move one part of the body relative to another to create clearly defined movements. You can also then use these landmarks to help feel (and identify) the muscles you are using.
So basically, you are learning to "feel" or "directly experience" your anatomy.
What's In It?
The hip control guide is an ebook (pdf, epub and mobi formats) outlining all exercises to help you control and feel the deep hip muscles.
Once you've experienced them, it's like learning to ride a bike, you won't have to struggle to remember what to do, you can simply get on with using these actions and experimenting with them in any yoga pose where you are standing, or sitting, or even while back bending.
Knowing if you are Ready
Because this is about learning to feel and control your body, there may be some people who can't learn from a pdf (or mobi or epub file).
I'd suggest a simple test. If you can squeeze and release your buttocks at will then you can learn to control the single joint hip muscles.Buy: The Hip Control Guide ($24.00)