HIP HIP HOORAY.
SORRY.....BUT HAD TO GO THERE........
We need to celebrate our hips.
One word is the end of WINTER.
Second word SEDENTARY,
Third word COLD
and Fourth word LOCKDOWN.
The Combination is not good.
The Combination of these 4 things equals too much sitting around.
The more we sit the stiffer our muscles are around the pelvic/hip area.
Here are some interesting facts about our hips:
The hip joint is one of the most important joints of the body.
The function of the hip joint is to support the weight of the body in both static (standing) and dynamic (walking or running) positions.
The hip joint is one of our most flexible joints and also allows us the greatest range of motion in the body. The other flexible joint is our shoulder joint.
Healthy hip flexibility and mobility is so important to help prevent lower back pain and injury.
Healthy hip joints are also important for becoming more powerful and to perform athletic movements effectively.
The ligaments and muscles around the hips/pelvis provide stability, strength and motion for the pelvis.
The hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball and socket allows for a lot of range of motion in different planes and directions.
During Yoga and Pilates we also help to keep the whole hip area healthy by increasing the blood flow, synovial fluid and circulation.