Yoga for Hip Pain

by / Thursday, 17 July 2014 / Published in Uncategorized

Do you have occasional hip pain that makes it difficult to bend or walk?  Sometimes it’s your pelvis rotating on your sacrum, which causes the hip to come out of alignment.

There are yoga positions that can help this.  Fasten your yoga strap so that it will be taut around your thighs at your natural hip’s distance. Lie on your back. Bend your knees, take your feet and legs inside of your yoga strap, and place your feet hip distance apart on the ground. Arrange the strap so that it’s under your knees and on your thighs.

Keeping your sacrum flat on the ground, and not lifting your pelvis, press as firmly as you can with your thighs into the strap for 10 seconds. Keeping the strap around your thighs, release the pressure, so your thighs are lightly holding the strap in place for 10 seconds. Repeat this twice more, then remove the strap.

Lie on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet hip distance apart on the ground. Take a yoga block and place it at the medium width or longest width in between your thighs then release your arms to the ground on either side of you.  Determine block setting to what is closest to your natural hip’s distance.

Keeping your sacrum flat on the ground, and not lifting your pelvis, press as firmly as you can with your thighs into the block for 10 seconds. Keeping the block between your thighs, release the pressure, so your thighs are lightly holding the block for 10 seconds. Repeat this twice more, then remove the block.

Don’t forget to breathe! This is about alleviating pressure, not creating more. If this doesn’t work the first time, try again several times. If you are experiencing serious pain, go see a health care professional! 

Manhattan Wellness Group can help alleviate pain through chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage and acupuncture.

 

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