Image of the July 2015 Wilderness Magazine Cover Read more from the
July 2015 Issue
Home / Articles / Skills

Stretch the hips

For a stronger stretch, pull your thigh towards you. Photo: Tony Gazley

Yoga trainer and Wellington Tramping Clubber Megan Sety stretches the hips

The Reclining Figure Four pose is both relaxing and provides a deep hip stretch

  1. Lie on your back. Bend your knees, bringing the soles of your feet to the floor
  2. Lift your left ankle bone on top of your right knee. Make sure not to bend or twist the ankle
  3. For the gentle option, lightly press your left knee away from you until you find a comfortable stretch
  4. For a stronger stretch, clasp your hands behind your right thigh or over the top of the right shin and slowly pull your right knee, and therefore left foot, towards you while also moving the left knee away from you
  5. Repeat on the other side

Support Wilderness

Since 1991, Wilderness has had one simple goal: to help Kiwis ‘See more, do more, live more’ of New Zealand.

If you value our mission, please consider subscribing. As a loyal supporter, you’ll receive these benefits:

  • New Zealand’s best outdoor journalism We’ve won multiple awards for our journalism and magazine production.
  • NZ’s best trips. Browse more than 610 trips with downloadable maps and route notes.
  • Trustworthy gear reviews. Each month we review gear we’ve been bashing and thrashing for months so you can determine if its worth your money.
  • Web exclusives. Each week we publish stories you won’t find in the magazine. View our latest web exclusives.
  • Member benefits. Our WildCard provides discounts at more than 20 partners throughout New Zealand.
  • Your support goes a long way. Your subscription will help us fund NZ’s best outdoor journalists and writers and ensure Wilderness will be there to inspire the next generation of outdoor Kiwis.

A subscription costs as little as $7.00/month for instant access to all articles, trips, gear reviews and gear guides.

View all our subscription options and join the club.

Already a subscriber? Login Now.