Seated Piriformis Stretch

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Instructions

Preparation

Sit on floor or mat, reclining back with support of both arms behind body, and feet on floor and knees bent approximately 90 degrees. Cross thighs by placing back of knee on thigh of other leg. Grasp lower leg.

Execution

Reposition hands forward with arms straight to place torso closer to legs. Hold stretch. Repeat with opposite leg.

Comments

Low back may be stretched if spine flexes significantly during stretch. Arms can hug and pull upper legs toward torso as shown in lower photo.

Muscles

Target

Other (see comments)

Seated Piriformis Stretch

Seated Piriformis Stretch (arms huigging upper legs)

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