We've talked previously about the importance of strengthening rather than stretching the hip muscles when they are sore. Often times when muscles aren't being used effectively, we will feel soreness as smaller supporting muscles step up to bat (and fail pretty quickly).
During pregnancy, with the increased weight of baby as they grow and the added strain on joints due to relaxin (hormone that softens our muscles, tendons and ligaments, find out more in this blog post), hips are often the number one complaint. But remember, if hips are aching, try strengthening them first! Most of the time this will help to alleviate some of the discomfort you feel.
Add these five practices to your daily routine (or pick one or two to make it easy!) and begin to notice a huge difference in the hip pain you are experiencing (or visit our online yoga pregnancy yoga classes for practices to help the hips):
Wisdom and insight with a dash of humor to help guide you on your journey through motherhood.