And they get incredibly bitchy if you don’t pay them the attention they feel they deserve.
The number of injuries, tightness and general discomfort that come from having tight hips is more then I’m willing to bet you even realize.
As women we carry stress and trauma in our hips. How interesting between our hips is where we carry babies, where our reproductive organs live, and is also where we as women are most grounded/ rooted. That isn’t coincidence friends, that is how the creator intended us to be.
Low back pain, knee pain, guess what often (not always, but often) plays a roll? You guessed it, all the muscles around your hips.
Ok, fine, so what am I supposed to do about it?
Ahh, I’m so glad you asked! (Yes, I have these types of conversations with myself often.)
There are TONS of exercises that you can do, but today I’m going to show you just one that I try to spend time in every day. I notice when I don’t take the time, so I have to assume that it’s working even if it feels only marginal.
The z-sit or 90/90 sit is Queen in my book. You sit with your legs in a “Z” or both at 90 degrees. Rocking and moving around in circles will help the hips loosen up. Not going to lie, the position can be a bit uncomfortable at first. If it is, that’s a subtle (or not so subtle) indication that more time in that position will be beneficial.
Starting with a couple minutes while scrolling your phone or watching Netflix is perfect. Increasing the time and eventually the range of movement will come as you get more comfortable in the z-sit.
Give the z-sit a try, and let me know how it goes.