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Exercises for hip stability and Support

Exercises for hip stability

This second pregnancy is definitely different from the first… fast walks on the beach, exercising when I want to, daily connecting and talking to the being inside and long, oh so lovely long, sleeps

Instead this time it’s wake up to a toddler, keep up with a toddler, have to be in for toddlers sleep and finally when I hit my bed there is some time for connection with number 2 however nothing compared to number 1 before I drift off….

It is so easy to let exercise slip when in a similar situation. I agree that prioritising is important however often fatigue takes over if you don’t do something first thing. I have found little movements here and there make me feel good and do add up if I don’t get out for a walk or cycle by myself.

This is one of my favourites at the moment as it doesn’t take long so you can often do it before toddler decides to be a monkey and climb all over you. It is also great for hip stability and strength which I am finding I need all the more this time around. This is great for anyone, not just if you are pregnant.

Hip movements:

Lying on your side take a moment to lengthen your body so as your bottom waist isn’t collapsing into the ground.

Check that you hips are level and raise your top leg. Slightly inward rotate your top hip and being with:

1 – Leg lifts using your glut muscles. Notice the area around your bum working (where I’m pointing) rather than down the side of your leg.
2 – Toe taps – taps your big toe in front of your body and then lift to tap it behind your body. Repeat this using your glut area to do the movement.
3 – Hip circles – start rotating your leg in a circular motion, moving from your hip joint. Change direction half way.

You can do as many reps as you like but start small and precise so you can feel it working in the right place.

You should feel a deep sensation around your hip area once finished.

Give it a go and enjoy….it’s not going to give you a super workout but it does add up, every little counts. xx

Hi, I’m Daphne, a teacher, a mother, a movement lover, a masseuse and creator of Solas Essentials. We are made up of many parts and we each have a story leading to now.  Every day has challenges for us all no matter how ‘perfect’ one may look online. 

I would love to help bring more mindful moments into your busy day through awareness of how we move and breathe, through the products we use and through the power of touch and essential oils. As I help others I help myself so let’s all work together to create the best day we can. I’m looking forward to hearing from you or sending you some gorgeous products you may treat yourself to.