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  • Tip 26 – Bending, Leave Your Hips Behind Your Legs

    24 Sep 2010


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    In the first moment of bending, leave your hips behind.

    When bending, eave your hips behind your legs.

    At least as far as the hips are concerned, bending with two knees is a lot like walking. To bend more easily, right from the beginning of the movement, pay attention to leaving your hips behind your legs as your knees bend.

    A Lot More on Bending:

    Finding Your Hip Joints

    Video: Your Waist Is Not a Joint

    When Bending, Keep Your Heels away from Your Head

    Video: Think Up when Bending Down

    Think Up when Bending Down

    Reach with Your Arms, Not Your Back

    Use Your Knees for Bending a Little

    Use Your Knees for Bending

    Bend Your Knees to Touch the Floor

    For Bending, Think of Your Body As a Wave

    Video: Three Tips on Bending

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    One Response to “Tip 26 – Bending, Leave Your Hips Behind Your Legs”

    1. sidhant August 12, 2012 at 1:42 am #

      i’m glad i’m on your list leland. these tips are great for helping my body feel better throughout the day.

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