Updated: Jun 30, 2018
When a muscle is tight, most dancers' natural response is to stretch it. But when it comes to your hip flexors, stretching won't provide a long-term cure, and it could even make the problem worse if the muscle is inflamed.
Often, a more effective fix is building strength in the stabilizing muscles. As a Pilates Instructor who specializes in working with dancers, here are five of my favorite exercises to relieve hip tightness—and increase mobility.