3 Yoga Poses to Unravel Tight Hips - Yoga Journal

3 Yoga Poses to Unravel Tight Hips

Try these stretches to soothe hurting hips after running, hiking, and long stints of sitting.
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Weekend warriors, listen up. These three classic yoga hip openers will help relax your hips after a day of biking, climbing, running, or any other athletic activities you enjoy. These poses also work great if you sit a lot. Caveat: Hips that feel tight sometimes need a bit more strengthening. So make sure you balance your stretches by incorporating some hip resistance training moves into a few of your weekly movement sessions. 

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Laurel Beversdorf’s Resistance Bands 101 program provides plenty of creative and challenging options to get you started. 

Warm up for the poses below by walking for a few minutes. You could also prep for this sequence by moving through a few rounds of Sun Salutations or Moon Salutations. 

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