Posts Tagged "hip stretch"

Quick Tip: Are you using the right hip stretch?

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Are you using the right hip stretch?

There are so many different hip stretches out there, so it can be hard to find the one that’s right for you. And for those of us with overworked lateral rotators of the hip, it’s really important to stretch them. Still, we have to approach these stretches with care, especially since stretching the hips can sometimes cause stress in the low back. In this week’s Quick Tip, Scott does a quick run-down of our three favorite stretches for the lateral rotators of the hip, and reviews the benefits and drawbacks to each. The first version (figure 4) is a great way to prioritize...

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Quick Tip: Do you want to fight gravity?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you want to fight gravity?

  Do you think you're too busy to stretch? Even when you don't have a real chunk of time in your day, remember how big a difference a few stretches throughout the day can make — whether you're at the desk, getting off a plane, or slugging through a long commute. In this week's Quick Tip, Jenny demonstrates a really fast way to counteract (some of) the force of gravity pushing down on your ribs, spine, and hips. Use it to get into those hard-to-reach lateral areas of the low back and, depending on the placement of your feet, into your hips and legs,...

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Quick Tip: Have you incorporated yin yoga into your stretching routine?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you incorporated yin yoga into your stretching routine?

This week Psoas co-owner, Jenny, shows you a fun and easy hip and thigh stretch. This runner’s lunge stretch comes from Yin Yoga which promotes holding poses for longer periods of time with a low amount of intensity. It is a great stretch for anyone who sits for most of their day or anyone looking to open up their hips and loosen their psoas. Try it out, and let us know how it goes! Also, don’t forget to stop by the studio on Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. for an hour of free yin yoga led by Psoas therapist, Jeremy Galvin. Space is limited so please RSVP if you plan on stepping away...

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Quick Tip: Have you covered every angle of hip care?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Have you covered every angle of hip care?

Did you try last week’s stretch for internal hip rotation? Hopefully it’s relieved some tension, but keep in mind that attending to multiple angles of hip function is essential for the maintenance of structural health and the prevention of lower back pain. This week’s Quick Tip is another active stretch for the hips, this time focusing on their external rotation. It’s a great one to pair with last week’s stretch, and could help you ease into a position like pigeon pose if it’s currently uncomfortable for you. To start, set yourself up cross-legged —...

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