Day 5: In this session, we will focus on opening the hips. By performing hip openers you will start to open up the over 20 muscles that cross the hip. These include the collection of inner thigh muscles, known as the adductors as well as the collection of thigh muscles known as the abductors, the hip flexors in front, deep lateral rotators in the back, and more. Any movement that stretches these areas could be considered a “hip opener.”
Having tight hips affects everything from your ability to squat to running or biking to simply being able to pick up something off the floor. When hips are tight, they increase the load on the back and cause overuse of the spine. In addition to the benefits of improved range of motion and circulation and decreased back pain.
Tools: bolster or pillow, yoga block & strap or similar