5 great stretches for tight hips

If your hips are feeling the pinch, work on their flexibility with these moves...

Tight hip flexors can be caused by a multitude of things: sitting down all day, being hunched over a desk, your age, general fitness and genetics.

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One thing is for sure: tight hips can hurt. The tense feeling can leave you wanting to skip the workouts as you worry that they’ll just make them worse.

However, there are some great stretches you can incorporate into your daily routine to help soothe your hips and work on opening them up.

You might not quite manage to do the splits, but follow Danielle Collins’ favourite yoga poses for opening up tight hips and they’ll start feeling loose and free in no time.


If you would like to enjoy six more toning, calming and energising Yoga and Relaxation exercises, use Danielle's 10 Minute Natural Mood Lift DVD or search for 'Danielle Collins' on your App Store to download the App. The Danielle Collins Yoga Mat range, as featured in the video, is recommended by Danielle for a comfortable, safe and stylish workout.

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