We are bringing you another movement challenge today, and today’s focus is on our hips. If you are sitting for long periods of time, if you’re in the car driving for long periods of time, I don’t know about you but my hips get so tight and this transfers into stiffness and tightness in my lower back.
There are two movements I’m going to ask you to engage in today. One is a hip mobility movement, three movements in each direction – again don’t speed through them, just do them nice and slowly. Do them with a focus in mind that you’re going to really try and feel your edges – you’ll know what I’m talking about when you see the exercise.
The second one is simply a downward dog, so you’re going to work your hip in its full range of movement first, and then we’re going to do a nice little stretch to finish off for the hamstrings. You can repeat this sequence as many times as you like; you can do it once a day, you can do it five times a day if you wish. The more you do these things, the more you’re going to bring stability and mobility into your hips.
If you’re the type of person who gets up in the morning and you’re tight and stiff in your lower back or in your hips, or if you’re just creaking getting out of the car, that is exactly the reason that you should be doing this series of exercises.