Hip pain may be caused by hip flexor tendonitis, hip flexor bursitis, hip trochanteric bursitis, or may present as general hip pain. Here are 5 yoga poses to alleviate hip pain:

  1. Runner’s lunge. From standing, step your left foot back toward the back edge of your mat, so that your right knee can form a right angle. Place your hands on the floor next to the arch of the left foot. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 3 sets on each side.
  2. Butterfly pose. From a seated position, bend your knees and bring the soles of your feet together to touch, bringing the heels as close to the pelvis as possible without knee discomfort. Hold for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Cow face pose. From seated, bend the knees, placing the soles of the feet flat on the floor. Bring your left foot underneath the right knee and slide it to the outside of your right hip. Stack your knees directly on top of one another. Your right foot will be outside of your left hip and your left foot will be outside of your right hip. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 1 set on each side.
  4. Fire log pose. Slide the left foot under the right leg to the outside of the right hip and lay the outer leg on the floor. Stack the right leg on top of your left. Be sure the sole is perpendicular to the floor. Hold for 30 seconds and complete 1 set on each side.
  5. Pigeon pose. From downward dog, raise your right leg and pull it all the way through to the front of your mat, sliding it forward to your right wrist. Align your right shin to be perpendicular to the front of the mat. Look over your right shoulder to be sure you’re your left leg is straight behind you. Face forward again and press all five toes of your left foot into the mat. Hold for 30 seconds, come out by going back up into downward dog and complete 3 sets on each side.

Still in pain? It may be time to see a healthcare specialist. With the right combination of pain medicine approaches, you may be pain-free in a matter of weeks.

There is hope. Contact Mulka Medical Institute PLLC today at (720) 580-3217 or scheduling@mulkamedical.com.

5 Yoga Poses for Hip Pain

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