How to Hydrate and Release Tight, Painful Hips

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I originally learned this technique from Jen and Casey over at Fusion Pilates in Asheville, and it’s gotten very popular over the years because it’s a very effective technique!

This exercise is the perfect supplement, and maybe even the missing key, to any hip stretches you are already doing.

It helps to hydrate and release tight, congested muscle and fascial tissues in the back of your hips in ways that traditional stretching bypasses.

Try incorporating this routine 2-3 times a week for the next three weeks and let me know how it goes in the comments below.

See you in the studio,

Sydney

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  1. Hi Sydney,
    We love your video blog. You are a bright light in the industry. Thanks for mentioning us. Come and visit us soon.

    Love,
    Jen and Casey

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  2. Fun to watch and so encouraging, practical and helpful! This is good for that slight groin pull I experience from time to time.

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  3. I love your videos. They are so clear and helpful.

    I have chronically tight hips, especially in the front of the hips. Do you have anything like this ball exercise for the muscles in front? (Psoas and TFL in particular?) If so, I’d be very interested.

    In any case, keep up the good work, and thank you!

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      Hi Molly, the technique in this video is fantastic for the TFL, lateral hip area. Just tilt your hips a little to one side and place the ball under that side of your hip. Keep your knees bent, and let the leg of the side you are releasing slowly drop out to the side and hold there and breathe. This may be very tender! For me the spike ball or tennis ball is a little too intense for the psoas, but a larger massage ball could work. Thanks for your question. Hope this answer was helpful!

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