Even if you’re not an athlete, you might need to stretch your hip flexors.

When you’re sitting down you might think you’re relaxed, but your muscles are contracting and can become tight.  So if you spend most of your day sitting down, whether it’s at a desk or driving a car, you’ll want to do this lovely stretch to get at your hip flexors.

This stretching is aimed at the iliopsoas muscle.  This muscles main function is to flex the hip (bring leg and the body closer together).

  1. Start in a knelling position
  2. Bring on leg forward – make sure the knee isn’t over the toe
  3. Tuck you tail bone under
  4. Push your hip forward
  5. You should feel a stretch down the front of the leg with the knee on the floor
  6. Hold for 30sec then swap sides

Try and work your stretching into your routine – maybe get on the floor and do these stretches while listening to the news in the morning or do it at the bus stop while waiting for the bus.  You might set a trend, everyone will start doing it…

And don’t forget to breathe!