wish I knew the importance of hip flexibility earlier, years of weighlifting has badly ruined my lower back and I mostly have a nagging pain on my right lower back now whenever I deadlift or do rows. This session was hard af for me, realized how tight my hip is.
Great stretches for me after being sore from a tough workout. I like the relaxing music too. I have very tight hips and quads as well as low back pain from degenerative discs, so I enjoyed this. If someone needs a softer workout just ask for it nicely and try not to get presumptuous. I think it would be great to have some more ultra beginner workouts or workouts for those in major pain recovery, or for seniors that aren't Richard Simmons -as well. LOL!
I found when doing the hamstring stretches, that if I reach my hands away from the forward leg (say left leg is forward, I reach hands forward but over to left side of mat) my sides released---that was so awesome feeling! I must hold tension there a lot.
Thanks a lot for these wonderful exercises. Is it normal to feel a stretch around the IT band/outer thigh rather than the psoas. I feel an excruciating stretch near the outer thigh when I try to put my elbows down in the first exercise.
This back pain guide really shocks me, search for Google "fetching loni". Generally, I only say this helps keep my knees, hips and also back all aligned properly. As I get out of bed early in the day, I really don`t feel pain any more. The condition of my knees has enormously enhanced ever since I began using this..
This back pain guidebook is a treasure, look for Google "fetching loni". It considerably relieved my severe back pain caused by a recent injury. However it allows me to position on my side or back that helps reduce some of the spasms. .
Hey Laurie ,my massuer told me that if my feet turn left or right then I need to work on the inner or outter muscles of the hips ,after finding your video on opening hips up ,Im feeling a lot better and not as much pain ,but what can you give me to streghten my lower bac kas a postie I spend atleast 4 hrs a day delivering mail here in Australia on a motorbike ,so let me know ,again thanks ,Peter
Maddy Greven shouldn't hurt! Take caution when doing these poses as she is far more flexible than most people.. Find that sweet spot that feels relieved with every exhale you take, you should notice your muscles relaxing which will be your sign you're doing it properly. If it hurts, you're most likely guarding so it won't do any good for you except discourage you from trying again, hope this helped!(:
My left hip was giving me quite a bit of trouble before I watched this video. I was trying to dance but it hurt so I stopped and did this instead and my hip feels much better now! I'm glad I found this.
OMG with capital OMG'S HA HA. This is an unbelievable video and I have been searching for awhile to find something I can halfway do with very very tight hips,deteriorated disc's in my back and bad knees. I was concerned about bringing my knees in and kinda laying on then the last stretch but I died okay I think. One thing I can not do is sit with my legs crossed in front and I will work on it to accomplish it sooner or later. Any tips on that Lori and thank you so much. I will be following all your videos form now on. You are awesome not to fast or slow.
Thanks for sharing this video, am going to start doing this cause am having really bad pain shooting down from both of my hips all the way down to my legs and feet.
This pain keeps me up all night and hardly can't walk .
can u do a video that works ur way to opening ur legs i cant even do the 1st thing u did i have arthritis on my hip and its very dificult for me to open it the drs told me that i need surgery for it to b posible but they also told me i wasnt guna b able to walk but i am walking with out any trouble but i do struggle openning my legs b/c its painful on my hips when i try to stretch please try to come up with something oh and i cant aford the surgery thats y i havnt done it .. so if u can pls make a video thats really really simple thank u
Hi, I have two herniated discs L4-L5 and L5-S1. Would this help me and I am the worlds most un-limber person. Every ligament in my body is tight. As I watch this I can't help but think of how much back of my neck pain am I going to have,lol. I will call my dr and make sure I can do this before I start.
I have been following you for more than a month. I have done this routine every day for more than 2 weeks.
I have been doing yoga for more or less 40 years. (Im old.-66. I learned yoga in India in 1971. I visited various ashrams and health clubs over the years in amerika but found nothing. I have been yoga by the Book - Integral Yoga Hatha by swami Satchidinanda for the past 25 yrs. I had a stroke 15 yrs ago and have issues with my left side. I used your video to help cure a problem deep below my gluts. The Soas muscle has stretched. I am now feeling pain in the crease between the leg and the hip on the left side. I can hardly lift my left leg. The pain beneath the right glut is now more of an annoyance than a pain. But I seriously need help on the left leg crease but dont know what to call it. I thought it was the Soas or Soax.
Awesome! I just started working out seriously after several years and my hips have been tight and sore. I used this with a twenty minute flexibility video, also form Psychetruth, and I feel great right now!
i got run over by a car leading to massive muscle wastage on one side and strength imbalance. put on a lot of lost major muscle group loss but getting a lot of joint hip tightness injury especially after training bjj 3 times a week. this one video just opened my hip flexors enough in one session im fit enough to go camping and walking today and tomorrow. (bow)
I was trying to squat heavy weights and noticed that my hip flexors were really tight (pain) and tugging on my lower back, which was due to poor glute activation. I was told by Strengthcamp's Elliot Hulse that I should lay off the heavy weights on my legs for a few months and do some Yoga that opened hips. Today was my first day and I started sweating, shaking, and breathing really shallow, which is indicative that the exercise is working on some weak muscles. I will keep this up. Thanks.
I do these stretches every time after I train/lift. My hip flexor pain was coming from bad squat form, and I realized I needed to start using more of my adductors in my legs (groin muscles), and it has gone away.
As for my lower back pain, the stretching and squat techniques helped, but it is really posture and form during exercise. Keep the chest out, and don't let your lower back round, even during sitting, for me.
Hope that helps. Good luck.
thanks for this :) I am a regular yoga practitioner and I hurt my back about a week ago. was stuck in bed with a hot water bottle for a week and my body has been crying out to me for yoga! finally got back on the mat today :) thanks for the great stretches. in a couple of weeks or so I think I could be back on track! any other recommendations are much appreciated :)
Sorry but because I have injured my own self from doing wrong alignment I feel the need to express to you that in time you are going to be causing hip miss alignment.
It is very important to keep the hips facing the same direction and level.
Just a food for thought,or spend much hours of misaligned hip pain. Not fun.
you are an angel...this info is amazing i have been suffering extreme pain in the hip joint after doing this for a week the pain is less thank you thank you...i will look for more from you ...OMG a angel
I've been struggling with back problems for the last couple of years. I followed this yesterday and haven't felt this much relief in a long time. I'm recommending this for anyone who's struggling with back pain. Thanks Lori!
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