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The Warm Up: Hip Release


Starting position Supine, pelvis and spine neutral. Knees flexed, feet abducted hip-distance apart on mat. Arms long by sides, palms down.


Inhale release hip joint and rotate laterally, allowing leg to fall out to side as knee extends and foot slides away from torso.

Exhale rotate medially at hip joint, allowing leg to fall across midline of torso as knee flexes and foot is brought in toward torso.

Complete 3 repetitions in this direction, then rotate medially to slide foot away and rotate laterally to slide foot in, 3 times. Repeat with other leg.