Instructions: Lie on your back with the right leg bent and the foot resting on the floor. Cross the left leg over with the left ankle placed above the right knee and let the left knee open outward. Carefully lift the right foot from the floor and bring it toward your chest. One may hold the back of the left leg and gently pull it toward you. Hold to the count of 10. Repeat on the other side. Do this exercise up to 10 times.
Objective: To stretch the piriformis and external rotators of the hip.
Caution: Avoid back strain by keeping the lower back against the floor mat. Do not hold your breath.