- Instruct participant to lie on floor or mat with legs bent.
Stand near their feet facing them. Assist them crossing their
thighs, placing outside of one knee close to top of their other
knee. Bend over participant's hips, position their foot of closest
bent leg on your chest or shoulder while grasping their lower
leg, in addition to knee of opposite leg with other hand.
- Push your bodyweight down on foot while pushing down on side
of participant's knee. Hold stretch. Repeat with legs in opposite
Low back may be stretched if hips raise off of floor significantly.
If spinal flexion is not desired, care should be given to keep
back of hips on floor by monitoring hips position and pushing
downward instead of toward participant's chest. See PNF
stretch techniques. Also see Lying
Piriformis Stretch for similar static stretch.
Other (see comments)