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One Minute Yoga Videos: Hip Poses and Stretches

Welcome to eumom's One Minute Yoga. This series of One Minute hip exercises will help bring the benefits of yoga to your busy life.

We are delighted to introduce you to mom and yoga teacher, Michelle Moroney from The Cliffs Of Moher Retreat who takes you through each move step-by-step. Enjoy!

Exercise 1

What does the exercise do? 
This pose stretches out the inner thighs, groin, and hips and creates space in the abdomen and chest.

How often should you aim to do it? 
It can be practiced daily and eased into gently, be mindful coming out! Don’t forget to breathe…

Exercise 2

What does the exercise do? 
Great for opening tight hip flexors, which can help to realign our whole body.

If you experience any discomfort in the knee put a blanket under it, or failing that, keep it up and not placed on the floor.

How often should you aim to do it?
Can be practiced daily, aim for 1 minute each side.

Exercise 3

What does the exercise do? 
Strengthens and improves flexibility in the inner thighs, groins, and the knees.

Helps prepare the hips and groins for meditative seated poses, which require more flexibility in these areas. Helps to sooth menstrual discomfort and digestive complaints.

How often should you aim to do it?
Can be practiced daily, aim for 1 minute each side. Use a rolled up towel under your bum if you can’t get your back straight against the wall.

Exercise 4

What does the exercise do?
This pose eases tight hips by lengthening the IT band and releasing the piriformis, a deep internal hip muscle that can lead to lower back and let pain if too tight. It’s a great counter pose to sitting all day.

How often should you aim to do it?
Can be practiced daily and is nice to do in the evenings to unwind before bed, although can be practiced at any time.

Exercise 5

What does the exercise do?
This pose really opens the tight quadriceps muscles and the hip flexors and it helps to open the whole of the front of the body.

How often should you aim to do it?
A lovely pose to do at any time and can be practiced daily. For many people, this is very intense so go easily into it and remember to breathe.

Try Michelle's One Minute Spine Stretches here.

eumom strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Not recommended within 6 weeks of normal delivery, 12 weeks for cesarean or difficult birth. If you have had Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) during pregnancy please consult your physician before commencing yoga.

Make sure you exercise in a light area, with enough free space around you. Wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely.

If you feel dizzy, light-headed, faint or if you experience any other discomforts, stop exercising immediately and consult a medical doctor. You are responsible for your condition during your workout. Exercise within your limits. Never force or strain. Seek attention and advice as appropriate.


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