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Easy Hip Exercises for Reducing Tension

Hips feeling a little tight lately? Maybe a bit of low back pain? It’s time to get stretching! The right exercises can help you decrease risk of injury and lessen the demand on tissue that’s moving improperly. Check out these two easy hip exercises for reducing hip tightness and tension!

The Butterfly Stretch

Great for when you’re feeling tense after a good workout or stiff from sitting for long periods of time.

  1. Begin sitting on the floor, spine neutral with both legs straight in front of you.

  2. Then, bring the soles of your feet together. Move your heels back as closely to the body as they can go.

  3. Lean forward, making sure to keep good posture. Then push down lightly on your thighs with your elbows for a fuller stretch.

  4. Hold for 30 seconds.

The Butterfly Stretch

Knee-to-Chest Stretch

Great for loosening up the hips when you’re experiencing tightness or low back tension.

  1. Begin by lying on your back, hips and shoulders flat on the floor with both legs extended.
  2. Pull your right knee into your chest, and keep your left leg straight. Make sure not to move your lower back around on the mat. 
  3. Hold for 30 seconds to a minute and repeat on the other leg.
Knee-to-Chest Stretch

Talk to your doctor before adding new stretches and therapies to your routine.


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