Spending 5–10 minutes releasing tight muscles before class or your workout will improve your range of motion and decrease your chance of injury.
Try these 8 massage exercises and stretches to release tight hip muscles. When rolling, find points of tension and pause while you apply more pressure. Hold for 10-15 counts. For the stretches with the Flexistretcher remember to keep the tension in the band and always press long into the resistance for the entire stretch.