In our last blog post, we shared how and why your hips may be tight or feel uncomfortable. We also covered some habits you can work on throughout your day that may be contributing to your hip discomfort.
Today we will cover a way to self-assess how your hips are feeling and a self-release technique you can use to help free up your hips.
First, let’s have you check a couple of things.
Start by standing.
Place your hands on your hips with your fingers facing down towards the floor.
Run your hands down the sides of your hips.
Move them back slightly and repeat running your hands down the sides.
Do you notice a divot or even a slight indentation under your hands?
See the picture below.
If you note an indentation, you are likely gripping or squeezing your glutes on the side(s).
Stand with your feet comfortably together.
Rest your hands on your hips (pictured below)
Turn your whole body to your right as far as you can comfortably go.
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