Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 62- Figure 8 Knee Stirs

This exercise is intended to increase the range of motion of the hip sockets.
To do this exercise you will need a mat.  Start by lying on your back with your knees hugging to your chest.  With one hand on each knee you will make a figure eight with the circular motion of your hip sockets. Breathe continuously as you circle one leg outward (out and then down) and one leg inward (down and then out) Continue this motion allowing the release in the muscles of the hip to increase the range of motion at the hip sockets. 
Things to think about:
This exercise is a great way to increase flexibility in the hip joint and at the inner thighs. However, as an asymmetrical exercise it is a little tricky for those of us with unstable sacroiliac joints.

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