When your hips are tight, your whole body knows it. You might feel a bit too grounded, lacking energy and desire to bring your ambitions into the world.

Let go of long-held tension, stretch the outer and inner thighs, and release pain in the low back with these five yoga poses to open hips.

Whether you’re simply looking to relieve pain and tension, or accept your body for exactly how it is right now, you’ll undoubtedly elevate your mood after you open your hips during this yoga asana practice.

Time: 10 minutes
Experience level: All
Props: None