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6 Stretches To Unlock Your Tight Hips

Wide Squat Stretch

This stretch helps open up your lower back, it can be a very relaxing pose.

  • Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Lower your hips toward the ground as you bend your knees.  It’s okay if you can’t get your heels to touch the ground, just do your best.  For comfort, you can roll up a towel or the back of your mat, and place it under your heels to make the pose more comfortable.
  • Bring your palms in front of you or together in the middle of your chest.  Press your elbows against your knees, gently forcing them out as you deepen the stretch.
  • Hold this for five breaths and then let your hands move to the front of your mat to go even deeper into the stretch, opening your tight hips.  You’ll really feel this in your hips and lower back.  Hold this deeper stretch for 5 breaths.

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