Get In Shape With Seated Hip Stretches

Tight hip muscles are a common problem with people working for long hours while sitting. Seated hip stretches are the best option to get rid of this problem. Today, yoga is popular all over the world. Many of us are aware that yoga can solve many internal and external health problems.

We live in the computer age. Nowadays a lot of work is done on the computer. This requires sitting in front of the computer for long hours. Due to this a person's hip muscles can tighten up and cause aches and pains, muscle disproportions and lower back ache. For all these problems, yoga poses and workouts have an excellent solution in the form of seated hip stretches.

Seated hip stretches if done regularly and in a correct manner can loosen your hip muscles and make them flexible, thereby reducing the pains and aches resulting from long hours of sitting. You can do these effective stretches both at home and office.

There are five very important asanas which can help you with your tightened hip muscles. The first one is the Badha Konasana or Cobbler's Pose wherein you have to sit up straight and come into a forward bend. The second one is the knee to ankle pose wherein you have to come into staff pose or Dandasana and shudder out the legs, repeating with the other side simultaneously.

The third asana is the Gomukhasana or Cow Face Pose. Here also, you have to come into a Dandasana or staff pose and try to touch your hands behind your back. Next is the Head to Knee Pose. Here you keep your left leg tucked into the groin and extend the right leg straight out. Then bend forward over the right leg and keep the right foot loose and the leg pressing down and change into a Janu Sirsasana.

The fifth asana for seated hip stretches is the Upavistha konasana or Seated Wide Legged Straddle Pose. Here you need to loosen both feet and press down powerfully and then bend forward to the center, extending the spine on your inhaling and deepening the pose when you exhale.

If you are pregnant, prenatal workouts of yoga help a great deal while giving birth. During pregnancy prenatal sun salutations help a lot when your muscle pains increase. They are not too strenuous and you can do them early in the morning in front of the sun. Pelvic tilts or prenatal pelvic tilts, both are equally useful to strengthen the support muscles in the lower back and if you are pregnant then they are great to get relief from lower back pains and aches. You can do this by lying down. You can also do this standing, though standing position is a little more difficult for pregnant women.

We hope you have learned what you wanted to know about seated hip stretches and you will start doing them soon.