This calming hip opener offers one of the best stretches for the hips and lower back.
- Begin lying flat on your back. Bend both knees, and hold the outside edges of your flexed feet with your hands.
- Gently use your upper-body strength to equally press both knees to the floor below your armpits. Try not to tense your shoulders or chest, but keep everything relaxed.
- Stay here for five deep breaths.
- Sit up and repeat this entire sequence on the other side.