This week we’ll focus on a gentle lower back stretch that can also help loosen the hips.

Lie down flat on your back, with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Bring your right knee up and clasp your hands behind the knee so you can gently pull the leg toward you. This will flatten your back into the floor, creating a gentle lower back stretch.

Breathe in and out and count to fifteen. Switch sides and repeat.

Hip and lower back stretch

This time, lift your left leg and cross your left ankle over your right knee. Try to relax your left knee toward the floor. If it feels comfortable you can deepen the stretch by clasping your hands behind your right knee and pulling your right leg toward you while your left ankle is still over the right knee. You will likely start to feel this in the outside of your hip.



Breathe deeply and slowly count to 15. Switch sides and repeat.