Sitting all day long can make big problems for our body, but if you have an office job, you don’t have too much of a choice. But, you can loosen the tight hips with these eight exercises.
Pigeon – You need to bend one leg and sit while keeping the other leg extended behind you. One of your heels needs to be pulled toward the opposite hip. Rest your hands on the thigh, breath slowly and deeply and remain in that position for about five seconds. Then, with legs.
Extended Wide Squat – Place your feet wider than your hips, and then bend both knees and lower your body to the ground. Palms need to be at your center, while your elbows pressing firmly against the inside of your knees. In the end, release your hands to the floor and walk with them away from the feet. Hold that pose for five breaths.
Happy Baby – Lie flat on your back and bend both legs, while you hold the edges of your flexed feet. The arms need to stay on the outside of the legs. Press both of the knees to the floor, using your upper body. Stay in this position for five seconds and then release.
Wide-Legged Split – Your feet need to be apart, while you place your hands on the floor. Soles need to be flat on the ground because they need to protect your knees. Now, lower the hips to the ground and prop yourself with the forearms. Only then you can lower your upper body till the shoulders are also on the ground. Try staying in this position for about five breaths and then move your feet back together.
Open Lizard – First, you need to do the lunge position, which means one knee forward and the other on the floor. Keep your hands on the ground, beneath the shoulders. Then, lower one knee, but keep your arms in a straight position. Press your chest forward to stretch more. Be in this position for five breaths and switch positions.
Double Pigeon – Sit on the floor and straighten your legs out in front of you. Bend the knee and place it on the floor, but keep it parallel with your pelvis. Bend the other knee on top of the other, making a small triangle with your legs.
Hands need to be in front of your shins and then you need to start walking as far as you can, keeping your chest folded to your legs. Stay in this position for five breaths and release the pose. Switch.
Head to Knee – Sit on the ground, while your legs need to be in front of you. Bend one knee and pull the foot against the inner thigh of the other leg.
Sit in the straight position and reach both of your hands on the other foot. But remember to keep the torso on top of your thigh. Try staying in this position for five breaths and then switch.
Butterfly – Sit and bend both of the knees, bringing your feet altogether. Open your feet with your hands just like they are a closed book. Press the knees down the floor with the leg muscles. Your spine should be stretched and you need to take a deep breath, while your shoulders are relaxed.
Hold this position for five breaths and move forward slowly, drawing your torso in the direction of your legs. Keep yours spine in a straight position.