Figure Four (Stretching)

Figure Four

Move: Lie on your back with your feet on the floor and your knees bent. Draw your right knee up to your chest, then rotate it out to the right so that your right foot is directly over your chest. Pull your left leg up off the floor and put your right foot on the left thigh, right above the left knee. Use your left hand to help pull the left thigh inward and use your right hand to push the right knee away from you. You should feel a stretch in your right hip. Hold the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat with your left leg.


• Remain even on both hips while doing the stretch. Do not lean on one hip more than the other.

• If you slide the foot that is on your thigh closer to the hip or move it closer to the knee, it will change the angle of the stretch. If you experiment with this, make sure you do it on both sides.