Purpose: To stretch the piriformis muscle, a hip rotator, which can be tight and create lower back pain.
Instructions: Lie on your back, bending one knee and placing your ankle over the other knee, in a figure 4 position. grab onto your opposite leg and pull both legs forward until you feel a stretch at the back of your crossed leg.
Common Errors: Straining your neck to bend it forward - make sure when you assume the position, then relax your head back.
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