Psoas/Front of Hip
The gluteal or buttock muscles are often tight on people who stand, athletes and people who spend a lot of time sitting at computers or driving.
Lying on your back on a carpeted floor or yoga mat bend your knees and place your heated acuBall underneath one buttock keeping the Spine Align Belt of the acuBall parallel with your spine. Now allow the knee on the side you are working on to fall outwards towards the ground exposing the front of your hip. Then, move your body up or down on the acuBall as though you were tuning a radio dial until you find the exact right spot – you will definitely feel it!
The first 30-60 seconds will be tender.
Your buttock muscles will then begin to notably relax and you may feel sensations running down into your thigh or other areas as the layers of muscle and connective tissue contraction begin to peel off.
After 2 minutes you may feel the hip joint migrating forward releasing deeper mus-cles in the buttocks. It’s a truly wonderful feeling. Make sure to do both sides so you are balanced. We also strongly recommend working on the psoas muscles in the front of the hip to help release the buttock muscles even further – the two muscle groups work as balancing opposites – releasing one helps to release the other. Remember to breath through the tightness and completely let yourself relax.
Athletes will often do this to improve the function, strength and flexibility of the buttock muscles before they go for a run, play hockey, tennis, golf or any other sport.