3 Stretches To Help Open Up Your Hips

In this video, I will go through 3 stretches to help open up your hips.

Tight hips are extremely common. These tight hips lead to the changing of posture and increased risk of back pain, knee pain and other injuries.

3 Stretches To Help Open Up Your Hips

 

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These are the three exercises that you can do at anytime that will help loosen up your hips and help prevent muscle imbalance, poor posture and other aches and pains.

I had Donnalee demonstrate the exercises.

#1 – Lunge Stretch

Take a big lunge step forward and try to open up that hip. Go to a comfortable level.

Lunge Stretch

Lunge Stretch

Really work on opening up that back hip. When you do this, start off with 20 seconds hold, twice on each side. Alternate it back and forth.

#2 – Pigeon Pose

Move your left leg out front and rotate it to the middle. Work on trying to straighten out that back leg. Open up the front hip and the back hip as well.

Pigeon Pose

Pigeon Pose

Just like the other stretch, we are looking at holding this for 20 seconds. Repeat twice on each side. You should be feeling a light stretch. The first time you try this exercise, it might be a little bit awkward, but it will become easier to do.

#3 – Knee Openers

Sit down, bring the bottoms of your feet together, and then open up your knees so you can actively try to bring your knees to the ground. Try to open up those hips and you will feel the stretch in your hip area. Hold this stretch for 20 seconds.

Knee Openers

Knee Openers

Give those three stretches a go and see how your hips feel as you are opening and loosening them up. These will help you with your muscle imbalances, your posture and prevent aches and pains in your hip, back and knee area.

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Rick Kaselj, MS