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Hip, Hip Hooray! Improve Mobility in Your Hips

June 18, 2014
 Cross one leg over the other and see how it feels (if you’ve recently had a hip replacement don’t do this movement). It’s such a common action you may be able to do it without giving it much thought. But perhaps for you and many other people it has become an issue.
 
My client Wendy, who has a form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis came to me with this very problem. In her case although she could still cross her leg over the other one, it was no longer comfortable and Wendy had to use a lot of effort to achieve it. We decided it would be fun to record a small portion of her session and share the results. You will see in the video as the lesson progresses Wendy gently expands her range of motion so she can do the movement more easily. 
 
If this is a problem you face try the Awareness Through Movement® lesson in the video. You will need a yoga belt (or improvise with the belt from your bath robe or a couple of men’s ties tied together) and something to put under your foot such as a yoga block, or some large books.
 
 

  
Thousands of people have benefited from Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® lessons; however, we cannot anticipate the needs and/or limitations of individuals. The material contained in this lesson is not intended as a substitute for medical treatment. Consult your doctor or physiotherapist if you have any concerns. Responsibility for the lessons is strictly that of the user.
 
 



Comments

I very much appreciate the video to follow. Thank you.

- Ann Chidwick



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