If you suffer from pain in your pelvis, it could be a variety of issues. Make sure to visit your doctor to find the source and work together to find a treatment that works. However, in the meantime, you can try these stretches to help relieve any pain you might feel.
Easy Pelvic Stretches
Take each stretch until you feel it pull, but not until it hurts. Hold for 30 seconds, breathing in and out with your diaphragm.
- Knee to chest: Start lying on your back with both legs straight in front of you, then relax your muscles. Bend one knee all the way up to your chest.
- Knee to opposite shoulder: From the same position on the floor, pull one knee up and across your body with the other hand.
- Foot and knee up: Start with both feet on the floor with knees bent while you lie on your back. Bring your right foot and rest it on top of your left knee. Now, lift your left knee, pulling it toward you with your hands wrapped underneath the knee.
- Child pose: Sit on your knees, feet touching with knees shoulder-width apart. Relax until your rear is sitting on your feet, then reach and stretch your hands as far as they can get over your head on the floor.
- Flat frog: Lie flat on your back again, bringing the soles of your feet together, letting your knees fall open. Pull your feet up to make the stretch.
Try these exercises in the evening if you’ve been sitting a lot during the day, or in the morning if you wake up with sore hips.
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Dr. Julie Drolet
P.S. Issues with your pelvis could be caused by hormones. You can learn about how to regulate your hormones in our free webinar, found here.