Hip openers have quickly become one of the most popular types of yoga poses.
Naturally, women usually find hip openers more suitable for their practice as females are typically more flexible than men. However, it's also normal for all yogis to have a love/hate relationship with hip opener postures.
There are many yoga poses that help with opening or stretching the hips. Some hip openers are quite simple, and others can offer a much higher degree of difficulty. Regardless of your skill level, you should be able to find a hip opener that will work for your practice.
Standard hip openers that you may find in many classes would include Lizard Pose, Pigeon Pose, Malasana Pose, Wide Legged Forward Fold, Mermaid Pose and others.