If you're like most people, then you likely have tightness in your hips. Give your hips some extra love and attention by doing this sequence of 6 stretches that are sure to loosen up any tension you have in that area. Do them before or after a workout, in the morning, before bed...or anytime that you're feeling hip discomfort.
Sit on the ground, bend both knees and bring the soles of your feet together in front of you. Keep your back flat and bend forward, keeping your spine straight.
Seated Pigeon Pose
Sit on the ground with your arms behind you for support, palms on the ground. Bend both knees, bring your left ankle to your right knee. Repeat on the other leg.
Thread the Needle
Lay on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor. Bring your feet off the floor, keeping your knees bent until your calves are parallel with the floor. Bring your left ankle to your right knee and hold the stretch for as long as it's comfortable. Repeat on the other side.
Start in a standing position, bring your right leg behind your and bend your left knee until your thigh is parallel with the floor. Place your hands on your thigh for support and hold this position for as long as it's comfortable. Repeat on the other side.
Knee to Chest
Lay on your back on the floor. Bring your right knee up to your chest and hold to feel the stretch. Repeat on the other side.
Standing Quad Stretch
While standing (you can hold on to a chair or wall for support), bend your right leg and bring your foot up to your bottom. Hold your foot to keep yourself in this position for as long as it's comfortable. Repeat on the other side.