Child’s Pose

Physiotherapist Charissa Fermelis shows you a stretch for your hips, back, shoulders, knee and groin.

How to

1. The shape of the leg position can vary depending on the mobility within your hip and knee joints. Aiming for a 90° angle at the knee and hip will open up the short adductor muscles in the front of the groin. Making an ‘M’ shape with the legs will take the stretch more to the adductor magnus, down the back of the inside thigh.

2. Reach your arms forward, allowing your head to rest between them. Feel your spine lengthening and a sense of traction as you ease into the stretch.

Tips

The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, allowing for a large amount of movement in all directions. Few of us utilise all of this available range of movement, resulting in stiffness and weakness around the hip and surrounding areas such as the sacroiliac joints and lumbar spine.

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