Fix.com editors have put together this great infographic and brief article on yoga poses for hips!
Did you know that the hips are made up of 17 muscles? These muscles provide stability and balance and give us a range of motion for almost all our daily activities. Not taking care of your hips can be detrimental to your health and create problems such as poor balance, lower back pain, misalignment in the lumbar spine, and limited range of motion in the hips and lower back, to name a few.
But fear not! Incorporating 10 simple exercises into your daily routine can greatly reduce your risk of having hip problems. Start with the happy baby pose. To begin, lie on your back on a mat and pull your knees to your chest. Place your hands on the outside of your feet, opening your knees wider than your torso. Press your feet into your hands and pull down. Hold this pose for 30 seconds, breathing deeply.
A yoga block is your best friend when doing hip exercises. Hero pose with a block for support is another great way to increase hip health. Kneel on a mat with thighs perpendicular to the floor and the tops of your feet facing down, placing your yoga block between your feet. Bring inner knees together and slide feet so they are slightly wider than your hips. Press the tops of your feet into the mat. Sit down on the block and use your hands to turn the top of thighs inward. Hold the position for 30 seconds.
Strong hips can help prevent injuries and improve your quality of life. Try out these poses to loosen your hips and get moving!
Source: Fix.com Blog
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