Piriformis Stretch in an “X”
Move: Lie on your back with your legs flat. Bring the left knee inward, crossing it under the right knee and making an “X” with your legs. Drop the left leg toward the floor. You should feel most of the intensity in the right hip. Repeat with the left leg on top. Hold each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.
• If you find that one side is tighter than the other, either stretch the tighter side with more intensity or stretch it a second time to work to create similar flexibility on each side.