Side Lying Floor Stretch
Side Lying Floor Stretch Instructions
- Start by lying on your side on the floor with your legs straight out.
- Place your bottom arm straight out in front of you and use it as a pillow for your head.
- Bend your top knee and bring it towards your chest, keeping your foot in line with your hip.
- Use your top hand to gently push your knee towards the floor, feeling a stretch in your hip and outer thigh.
- Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds, breathing deeply and relaxing your body.
- Release the stretch and switch sides, repeating the same steps on the opposite side.
Side Lying Floor Stretch Form & Visual
Side Lying Floor Stretch Benefits
- Relieves tension in the hips and lower back
- Stretches the glutes and outer thighs
- Improves flexibility and range of motion in the hips
- Can help alleviate sciatic nerve pain
- Can be done at home without any equipment
Side Lying Floor Stretch Muscles Worked
- Gluteus medius
- Gluteus minimus
- Tensor fasciae latae