Stand with one foot in front of you, your weight equally distributed between your feet.
Bend both knees, and lift your back heel off the ground. Bring your pelvis forward so your back is flat. (You can lean against a wall or column for balance.)
Hold for 10 - 20 seconds, then repeat on other side. You should feel the stretch in the front of the hip and into your abdomen.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey Heit, MD, Internist with special emphasis on preventive health, fitness and nutrition, Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.