Adding a resistance band to your regular stretching routine makes your muscles work a bit harder, and makes you feel the effect of the practice much sooner.
This short practice consists of two routines that you can do together or separately, with or without the resistance band. Both practices focus on increasing circulation and releasing tension in your hips. The first practice emphasizes the hip flexors, and the second one loosens up the abductors. These are the areas that often get tight from prolonged sitting. The second practice also includes some side bends to help you feel looser and more spacious along the sides of your torso and around your pelvis. Doing side bends also helps you breathe better and maintain steady energy throughout your day.