YES hips! Our hips is in the center our body where it direct movements, as well as storing emotions and memories. My all time favorite, Turbo Pigeon is introduced in this video. Great one to access deep into the hips. Then we'll hold in Downdog (Adho Mukha Svanasan) with the legs in warrior to access deep into the groins and finish with thigh stretches.
The intention of hip openers are not only to stretch the hips but also get stronger in the legs. With time you'll find a balance of strength and flexibility.