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How can I improve the flexibility of my left hip?

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I have problems with the flexibility of my left hip. See photos. Many thanks in advance and a great weekend :-)

 

 

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Everybody has a side that they aren't as flexible and strong with. It tends to be your less dominant side. If you can get them mostly even, hey, great! Yours look to be pretty even and I wouldn't worry about it. But, if it really does bother you (and I know what that is like), you can always follow Candace's 20 minute gentle stretch for tight legs or a leg flexibility one (she has one for splits that is really good.)

But seriously, I don't see a difference. It's very very little.

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43 minutes ago, HGB said:

...Sit crossed-lagged, I feel that my hips are still inflexible :/...

Just about every day when I'm in bed I set up Double Pigeon / FireLog (I do it laying down).

Been doing this for almost a year. In the beginning FireLog was tough, so I propped up my knees with pillows. After a five or ten minutes, I would switch legs. It works! I can now easily do Lotus.

(58 year old inflexible man who started yoga two years ago)

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@HGB Well, if you are looking for some serious hip flexor work....there's always horseback riding. LOL :P Never a day after I ride I don't feel my hips, thighs and calves ache the next day. 

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I just did a hip flexibility video and I realized my left hip is tighter than my right. I've been neglecting hip flexibility so I'm going to focus on it more and hopefully they will become closer. 

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On 19.10.2016 at 1:55 AM, KateZena said:

@HGB Well, if you are looking for some serious hip flexor work....there's always horseback riding. LOL :P Never a day after I ride I don't feel my hips, thighs and calves ache the next day. 

@KateZena Yes, that's an alternative to yoga :-) But I don't have a horse :P

Here I found the YBC hips challange:

http://yogabycandace.com/blog/yoga-for-tight-hips-week-1

 

I'm looking forward! :)

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@HGB Pssst, I don't have one either. HA HA HA. I go to a barn to ride. A NFP barn, but a barn. :P I actually hurt today because I had lessons three days this week and Special Olympics yesterday. I'm exhausted! HA HA.

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