Stretch of the Month – The Modified Pigeon

Errol Lynch demonstratring the Stretch of the Month – The Modified Pigeon

Stretch of the Month – The Modified Pigeon

This exercise is used for the lower back and to stretch the glute muscles. We position the leg in three stages to work our way into the stretch.

Start sat up on the bed with your left leg bent in front of you on the bed, your foot pulled in close to your body and your right leg hanging off the bed. When you are in position, lean forwards and stretch as far as you can with both hands reaching forwards. Step number 2 is to go almost 90 degrees with that left leg and stetch down again. Finally repeat, gradually move your left leg away from your body and as straight as possible for the third variation.

If you do this stretch every day before you get out of bed, or on the edge of a sofa, this will help with your lower back pain.