Are you feeling a little dry and rusty these days? Time to hydrate! Hydrating your hips means bringing in more synovial fluid for the mobility of the ball and socket joint. Your goal is to get the synovial fluid moving in the hips. You may even hear a little crunching and that is ok! The movement is happening in the proximal area - or the area closest to the core.
With a controlled breathing technique, roll the hips in and out. When done properly, you will feel the build up of heat. The smaller the movement of the hip rotation, the harder the movement will be and for additional challenge, hold the position in the outward rotation. This will help to further build heat, and promote the flow of synovial fluid. If you don’t stay a little bit longer than you want to, you won’t get stronger.
We want to make that we aren’t necessarily stretching the hips, but keeping constant movement to ensure that we are promoting mobility within the joint. By having movement in the hip joint, we are keeping the flow of synovial fluid throughout the joint.
Now that everything has been hydrated and loosened, exhale that energy out. The movements will feel lighter and easier now that the synovial fluid has been flowing in and around the hip and mobilizing the joint. Consider this flow of synovial fluid your body’s natural oil change!
You should now feel more space in the hips. Let that space resonate throughout your hips and pelvis. By hydrating your joints, you feel energized in your body, your movements, and in your spirit! Namaste!