Deep Hip Awareness Exercise, Barefoot Training, and “Nature as Teacher” Tours

Deep Hip Exercise Barefoot

Deep Hip Awareness Barefoot Exercise (Video Below!)

I just can’t help myself.

Anytime I get out on a trail and kick my shoes off, I can’t stop myself from talking about hip health.

Finding your deep hip muscles is critical to get nice, balanced “centration” and help you make space in the joint and send a message of calm to all the tense “outer” muscles around the hip like your groin and piriformis.

And what better way than barefoot?

As I mention in today’s episode (below) from a rock face at Charlestown State Park, getting the information from the ground to your hips is best done through bare feet!

Lots of gems in this one today…including an all natural way to instantly calm tense muscles and reduce stress hormones in your body…pretty cool.

See you at the park!




  1. This really works. My hip has been bothering me for weeks. I’ve been stretching out piraformis and groin muscles but this helped immediately. Thanks, dr. Steve.

  2. Thank you. My dance for Parkinson’s does an exercise seated where you reach in one direction and lift the opposite hip off the seat a little bit. Am I activating my inner muscle and ligaments to put space between my hip bone . This movement seems to help with posture.

    I still have pain I In my lower back and Hip joint . I’m less flexible turning and reaching down toward the right.
    Doing a small plié as in ballet seems to help.
    Thank you,

    • In order for it to work the way I show in this video you have to have a connection through your feet or your knees. You just need a push away point so you can send the spiral up to your hips.

  3. My rt hip and knee click a lot . I’ve been stopping as I walk to flex at the waist with a straight back. For a short distance the pain stops as I walk. I develop pain behind my knee and in my rt calf as I continue walking.

    When seated I can not cross my right leg over my left to have it flat across my lap . Problem reaching my rt foot to put on sock and rt shoe or cut my toe nails when I bend down. I develop pain In the hip joint. How do I develop a better range of motion?
    Thank you

  4. Thank you,

    I am finding that these gentle stretches really do work when you apply the body mind connection, focusing on allowing your body to release any tension in the target area and letting the energy flow freely .

    Great work :}

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