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Tips on how to stretch your hips

August 21st, 2008 · 9 Comments

Because of the position that runner’s and cyclists put their bodies in day after day- flexing forward- It is imperative that we teach our bodies to go the other direction. That is by having flexible hips. The pidgeon pose is ONE of the BEST ways to stretch and strengthen the hips. The objective of any and all stretches to PREVENT injury. Me especially! In fact, I can barely do this pose. Need all the props just to get me in the right position. (Note: use the blocks to help you! I’m such a tough a** that I always refuse them even though I can’t do the POSE!) This is why I decided to include this video in today’s post. There are about 25 ways to modify this pose so that each and every person has a unique place to be in the pose.

Here are some very precise directions on how to modify the pidgeon pose in Yoga to increase the suppleness and flexibility of the hips.

If you have a favorite way to stretch your hips, please post a comment! If you are a non – stretcher, admit it! Your body needs it.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Strong One // Aug 21, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    I believe i’ll be trying this one out today at the gym.
    Thanks for the info!

    Strong Ones last blog post..How Old Is YOUR Mindset?

  • 2 Mark Salinas // Aug 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Looks good….I need yoga lessons. Thanks for the post!

    Mark Salinass last blog post..Ladder Pushups

  • 3 Lance // Aug 21, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    …raises hand sheepishly. I’m a non-stretcher. Guess I have some work to do…

    Lances last blog post..Sometimes You Just Have to Take That Leap

  • 4 Cindy // Aug 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Great timing. My left hip has been bothering me. Stretching is on my top list to fix it. Running has been pushed to the back until it heals.

  • 5 Tiffany // Aug 21, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I LOVE this stretch. It is one of the few yoga poses I can do the full position – leg and hand over head and all!

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