Pain Less Power Poses
The seated side crunch is fantastic for strengthening the sides of your hips. They tend to fall apart because of everyday things like too much sitting, driving, incorrect walking, lazy standing, baby carrying, bad shoes, bad posture, and the false expectation that our muscles will work without us working them.
Every muscle needs to be worked to work properly, and the good news is, your stabilizers don’t need much work to work well, and less pain is the inevitable result of functioning stability.
So sit, and bend your knees into a deep squatting shape. Cross your arms and put your hands on your shoulders. Lengthen your spine and turn it just a little bit away from the leg you will be working on first. Then, lean toward the working leg.
Think about your shoulder getting closer to the knee, but don’t curve your spine to do it. Instead, focus on the tight corner you’ve made where your leg and hip connect. Squeeze that. Hold for 6-8 seconds, then lighten up the pressure for a moment, and repeat. At least 3 times per side.
If you have trouble sitting on the floor, perch on the edge of your bed and pull one leg up at a time.
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