Here’s my sixth Key Stretch of Importance: the Lying Knee to Chest Stretch.
What’s so great about this stretch? Firstly, this is a very relaxing stretch, but more importantly it’s great for loosening up the lower back and buttocks muscles.
If you suffer with a stiff and tight lower back, this stretch will help you stay loose and supple. And if you combine it with my first Key Stretch of Importance; the Sitting Knee-up Rotation Stretch you’ve got 2 great stretches for relieving lower back aches and pains.
How to perform this stretch: Lie on your back and keep one leg slightly bent. Use your hands to bring your other knee into your chest.
How long to hold this stretch: Hold this position for between 20 to 30 seconds while concentrating on breathing deeply and slowly. Carefully move out of the stretch position and then repeat on the other side. Repeat 2 to 3 times on each side.
If you’re looking for more great stretches check out the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.
Until next time, stay healthy, keep stretching and God bless.
The Stretch Coach
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