STRETCH OF THE WEEK:
The Half Squat Hip Opener
The half squat hip opener is a #stretch that is excellent at opening up those tight hip adductors, and restoring internal rotation to the hips which can alleviate symptoms for anyone suffering from sciatica pain, knee pain, or lower back pain. This stretch is also great for dancers, gymnasts, martial artists, or horseback riders #equestrian.
🔺Stand with your feet in hip width squat position, and slightly turn your toes outward 15 degrees.
🔺Squat half way down, so your leg are bent at 90 degrees.
🔺Place the palms of your hands together in front of your chest, and place your elbows on the inside of their corresponding knee.
🔺Hold on this position for 5 seconds while squeezing your knees in and resisting with your elbows.
🔺Now drop your butt between your heels as far down as you can while at the same time pressing your elbows out on your knees to open your hips.
🔺At Your lowest point, take 3 deep breathes, and with each exhale press your knees out even further, and drop your butt down even more until you feel a deep stretch in the hips and inner thighs.
🔺Then return to the half squat position and repeat for 5 sets of each position.
📣Keep your feet flat on the ground the whole time and don’t let them tilt or go up on your toes.