The hips are another area that get too tight from chronic sitting. If you sit a lot, you’re really going to love this stretch!
In today’s video you’ll learn a simple stretch that feels great and will also help increase your hip mobility. When your hips get too tight, it can lead to back pain and limited mobility, among other low-back and leg issues.
My favorite thing about this one is that it can be done anywhere, anytime you’re sitting down. I practice this stretch myself, without the contractions, most every day because it feels so good!
This stretch was originally inspired by Kit Laughlin, creator of the Stretch Therapy system. The difference here is that I’ve added an extra element of fascial fitness with an ankle roll after the contraction. The ankle roll adds internal movement in the hip by using the bones and helps to increase the overall effectiveness. Try it and see how you like it!
If you DO try this one out, make sure to keep your spine straight. It’s the key to success with it. This exercise is also a really great way track your flexibility over time.
To track your flexibility, notice how easily you’re able to sit on the front of your sitting bones and stay there while you strive to lengthen your spine during the stretch.
After a month of consistently practicing twice a week, go back and compare how easily you can sit on the front of your sitting bones with a lengthened spine.
If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
See you in the studio,