Hip Flexor Relief Workshop Part 2: Posterior Hips


I hope you enjoyed the first part of the Hip Flexor Relief Workshop. In part one of our mini workshop, we focused on release exercises specifically for the hip flexors and quads.

In part two, we’ll focus on the backside of the hips and you’ll learn a couple very effective exercises inspired by Kit Laughlin.

Tightness and tension in the posterior (backside) hips often accompanies issues with the hip flexors. Especially when it comes to shortened hip flexors. When the hip flexors become shortened, it changes how you walk. Some muscles wind up overworking, while others, the ones which normally assist with walking, don’t do much at all.

Overworked and underworked muscles both wind up feeling tight and in need of release and that’s why we’re addressing the posterior hips in this video.

If you follow along with the video and get some posterior hip relief, I’d love to hear how it goes in the comments below.

See you in the studio!



Hi, I'm Sydney and I'm a Restorative Movement Specialist here at Pilates Tonic. My goal is to empower you with tools to connect and live in your body in new and better ways. I'm a passionate advocate for wellness through optimally aligned movement and I look forward to designing a customized alignment and movement program just for you! If you want to find out more, just give me a call at 423.702.5233, or email me at info@pilatestonic.com. See you in the studio!

6 Responses

  1. Thanks Sydney for these hip flexor workshops!!!
    What are the name of your toe deviders?!!! I’ve got some I wear at night but yours look comfortable under the toes so great to wear when you workout ??????

  2. Hi Sydney, excited to have recently found your website. Would you recommend any of the exercises in this series be modified for someone whose SI Joint sometimes gets stuck? My doctor (chiro) has cleared me to exercise and although nobody has told me not to stretch my hips, I read on a different website that stretching the hips does not promote stability around the SI Joint. I have tight hip flexors so looking forward to doing the 3 videos in this series. Thank you!

    1. Hi Maureen! There aren’t any exercises in this series that are contraindicated for what you describe. That said, take your time with the exercises. Nothing should be painful. If you try the series I’d love to hear how it goes! Thanks for your question!

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