Hip Stretches That Will Make You Say ‘Ahhhh’.

“Basically, your hips do a lot of work and that takes a toll. Short, tight hip muscles can reduce your range of motion throughout the joint, weaken your glutes, and tilt your pelvis, causing excessive curvature in your spine as well as low backaches, she says. Plus, tight hip muscles just hurt. Luckily, you don’t have to quit your day job or forgo spin class to loosen them up. Simply stretching those hips can get your body back in alignment, increase your mobility (and thus your exercise performance) and maybe even ease pesky back pain,

Moore says. “Given the amount of time we sit [each] day and the stress we put our bodies under, hip-opening moves are a necessary party of our daily routine.” , Try these five hip openers, courtesy of Mindfuel Wellness to loosen your hip muscles, whether you’re coming from a long day at the office or cooling down after a HIIT class.

5 Hip Stretches That Will Make You Say ‘Ahhhh’ ,

1. Frog How to: Get on your hands and knees, in a tabletop position

(a). Slowly widen your knees out as far as they can go and bring your feet in line with your knees. Your shins should be parallel with one another

(b). Flex your feet and ease yourself forward onto your forearms. (If the stretch is too intense, try putting your arms on a block or firm pillow.) Hold for eight to 12 breaths

(c). If holding the stretch for longer, try slowly moving your hips forward and backward to bring the stretch to different parts of your hips. ,

2. Seated Pigeon How to: Sit down with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor in front of you

(a). Place your right ankle on top of your left thigh and flex your right foot

(b). Put your hands behind your body, fingertips facing away from your body and begin to press your hips toward your heels until you feel a stretch through your outer left hip. Keep your back tall and chest open

(c). Hold for six to eight breaths, then repeat on the other side.”

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