How to do a Hip CAR (controlled articular rotation)

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The basic articulations:

  • Flexion and Extension
  • Abduction and Adduction
  • External Rotation (lateral) and Internal Rotation (medial)

The Hip CAR (controlled articular rotation):

  1. Start standing
  2. Bend the knee and thigh (femur) moving the leg diagonally across the midline of the body for adduction
  3. Then take the thigh (femur) towards the belly or rib cage for hip flexion at end range
  4. Externally rotate the hip while moving it away from the midline of the body (to the side as far as possible) for abduction
  5. Maintain abduction while internally rotating the hip moving it into extension (avoid moving the leg back into adduction while rotating the hip internally)
  6. Begin again moving the leg towards the midline of the body diagonally for adduction
  • Avoid folding or hinging in the standing leg for compensation
  • Always express current end ranges
  • Repeat again or in the opposite direction if desired
About jeffrey posner

First certified in New York City, he then explored the practice of yoga and sacred geometry within the various lineages. He has since studied with the Ido Portal team and completed the Functional Range Systems FRC®/FRA® certifications. Jeffrey is the author of the Yoga Framework “course book”. He has been featured on Yoga Journal, Spartan TV and other prominent media outlets.

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