If you’re anything like me, your hips can be a real pain sometimes. And you also know that it can be a struggle to find the best pregnancy stretches for your hips.
Look no further, I have the solution you’ve been looking for!
>>I believe that you have a superpower when you’re pregnant…reveal what’s under that shirt Clark Kent!<<
Your pregnancy superpower is relaxin.
Relaxin is a hormone produced by the placenta that softens your connective tissue which allows your pelvis to open during childbirth.
>>At Knocked-Up Fitness and Wellness, we encourage our mamas to take advantage of this superpower as it has the potential to make your core stronger!<<
But every rose has its thorn and relaxin is no different. It’s important to avoid over-stretching because relaxin causes your body to become more flexible during pregnancy.
Remember mama, I said that you’re in the right place, so let me tell you about the best (and safe!) pregnancy stretches for your hips.
*Look at this stretch, isn’t it neat?*
Okay…enough of the Little Mermaid and let’s get to talking about why I LOVE this stretch.
You’re able to:
- Stay lightly connected through your core.
- Activate your glutes and hamstrings to support your belly.
- Create length and opposition through your body.
This is a great way to feel a lateral opening of the hips to release any tension that might be there.
This is a staple movement that you will find in allllll of my programs. Hip rolls allow you to connect through your pelvis while taking the pressure off of your pelvic floor.
>>Having your hips up is a safe position to be in during pregnancy, but always consult with your doctor to make sure it’s okay for you to lay on your back.<<
Take your time through this movement to find mobility along your spine because that is what makes hip rolls one of the best pregnancy stretches for your hips.
Standing Cat Cows
Warning: you will find yourself doing this movement any chance you get during pregnancy AND well after.
Doing cat cows with a chair allows you to create space along your spine while feeling connected and supported with your bump.
Not only can this movement release your hips, but it can also alleviate any neck tension that you might be carrying with you throughout your day.
Okay mama, ready to release those hips? It’s time to take these tips and bring them to the mat!
>>Be sure to follow the video below so you can listen to my cues as I guide you through each movement.<<
I can’t for you to feel better during pregnancy!
As important as it is to learn how to properly release and relax during pregnancy, it’s equally as important to learn how to strengthen your pelvic floor and deep core. That’s why I want to give you my bump approved pregnancy workout for FREE. In this workout, you will strengthen your core while preparing your body for delivery and recovery postpartum. Get your workout >>HERE<<.
The material contained within is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before beginning a new regimen or purchasing any product(s).