We sit for hours a day, so it's no wonder that our hips are often tight. You may have to sit on the floor for this hip stretch, but the effort will be worth it.
- Sit on the ground, bend both knees, and bring your feet together. Using your hands, open your feet up like a book. Use your leg muscles to press your knees down toward the floor.
- Lengthen your spine, drawing your belly button inward. Relax your shoulders and gaze either in front of you or toward your feet. Stay here for five breaths, and then slowly fold forward, drawing your torso toward your legs. Remember to try and keep your spine straight.
- Rest your hands on your feet, pressing your knees down with your arms, or, if you want more of a stretch, extend your arms out in front of you. Stay here for another five breaths.
Don't stop there; here are more hip stretches to do if you've got tight hips.