It’s time to open up. Your hips, that is.
Making sure your hips are open can do wonders for your sex life. If you’ve ever cramped up while trying a new position or struggled to move from missionary to just about anything else, you are seen, you are heard, and we are here to help.
“Incorporating hip-opening stretches into your daily routine can positively benefit your sex life,” says Pilates trainer and flexibility queen Jacqueline Lloyd. “Having tight hips during sex can make it difficult to stay in certain positions, explore new ones, and can often prevent you from being present in the moment due to discomfort. When stretching consistently, you gain better flexibility and range of motion, which can help in certain sex positions that once felt uncomfortable.”
Adding some hip-opening stretches to your routine will not only improve your sex life but your physical and mental health as well.
“Physical benefits include increased flexibility and mobility, better circulation, reduced pain in hips and lower back, as well as improved posture and balance,” she says. “The mental benefits include reduced stress, which, in turn, promotes good mental health. These mental benefits can also be tied to the release of tension and built-up emotional stress and trauma that the hips and pelvis often hold.”
Ready to change your life? Below are five stretches to try out for opening up your hips.
Remember: Rome wasn’t built in a day. “Gaining flexibility, mobility, and strength takes time and regular practice, so try not to get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately,” Jacqueline stresses. “Each body is different, so see what works for you and your body.”
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