Hilary Hall's 3 Must-Do Exercises for Tight Hips During Pregnancy

I don’t know about you but I have to schedule my stretching sessions into my routine or else they will easily be pushed to the wayside. Stretching opens up your hips and relaxes your back muscles. I highly recommend these three moves to open up your hips.


 Frog Stretch

  1. Begin by going to the floor on your hands and knees. Your knees should be a few inches apart and your feet should be directly behind your knees. The palms of your hands should be directly under your shoulders. Your fingers should be pointed forward.
  2. Point your head downwards and focus on a point between your hands. Your back should be flat. Push your palms into the floor as you drop your shoulders away from your ears. Push your tailbone towards the back wall and the top of your head towards the front wall. This will lengthen and stretch the spine.
  3. Take deep breaths, and hold the position


 Runner’s Lunge

  1. Begin in a low lunge with your right foot forward. If this is too intense on your hamstrings, bend your knees until your muscles can relax.
  2. Release your left knee down to the ground.
  3. Lean forward with your hips (not torso)
  4. Take deep breaths, and hold the position


 Butterfly Stretch

  1. Begin by sitting on the floor with both legs straight out in front of you.
  2. Bring the soles of your feet together.
  3. Bring your heels as close to your body as you can.
  4. Lean forward.
  5. Take deep breaths, and hold the position

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