Pilates Mini-ball Exercise 3 : Hip Flexor Stretch

This Pilates exercise combines core stability and balance work with a gentle stretch for the psoas muscle in the front of the hip.

The Psoas is often tight in one or both sides. This can result in a sway back (increased lumbar lordosis) and lower back pain. Hold each stretch for approximately 20 seconds. Repeat once or twice on each side. Keep the back of your waistline pressed towards the floor.


PLEASE REMEMBER: Listen to your body, move slowly and mindfully and never do anything that doesn’t feel comfortable or right to you. This is an intermediate level exercise.

DISCLAIMER: Always seek the advice of a medical professional before beginning any new exercise programme. Jodie Krantz, Free to Move Training and it’s employees and contractors are not liable for any injuries sustained while participating in this exercise programme.