Fleur demonstrates how to mobilise your hips in six minutes!
Fleur demonstrates a short stretching sequence for the hips for those of you who may be spending more time than normal sitting down.
Here, each movement is shown and described so you can follow along and have a quick six minute stretch during your lunch break.
Sit down with your legs stretched out in front of you. Cross your right leg over your left with your right knee bent. Rotate your body round to the right and gently push your right knee over to the left. Think tall as you do this to keep your spine as long as possible. Hold for 30 - 45 seconds.
From here, turn to face your toes and bend your left knee, keeping your right ankle still crossed over your left knee. You can prop yourself up with your hands. Hold this for 30 - 45 seconds.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 with your left leg.
Bend your knees, press the soles of your feet together and pull your heels toward your pelvis. Then drop your knees out to the sides and without forcing your knees down, rest your elbows on your shins or thighs and relax here for 30 - 45 seconds. Aim to lower yourself as you relax in this position.
Step your right foot forward to the outside edge of your right hand, coming into a lunge position. Lower your left knee to the ground and aim to push your hips towards the floor, keeping your arms and back straight. You can take this further by lowering your forearms to the floor as well. Hold for 30 - 45 seconds.
Step through with your left foot and repeat on the other side. Hold for 30 - 45 seconds.
Kneel on the floor. Touch your big toes together and sit on your heels, then separate your knees about as wide as your hips. Walk your hands forwards to rest in this position, pushing your hips backwards as you do. Finish in this position for 30 - 45 seconds.