Standing piriformis stretch with table

STRETCH

What is it and benefits?

Piriformis-Static Using Table is a beginner stretch that can improve flexibility and range of motion in the hip joint.

Who should perform it?

This flexibility exercise is good for those who have tightness and restricted movement in the hips.

Getting Started:

Use a table or a stack of exercise steps about waist high. Lift and bend the right leg and place it on top of the table surface laying it on the right side of the calf. Position the hands on either side of the leg for balance and support. Suck in the abdomen drawing the navel towards the spine. Keep the chest high.

How to Do the Exercise:

Slowly bend forward at the waist until tension is felt in the hips. Hold this position for 20-30 seconds and return to upright position. Repeat as desired while bending forward slightly more than the previous stretch. Switch legs and repeat the exercise.

Be Safe!

Keep the abdomen drawn in and the back straight. Do not force the movement.

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