Herniabible Pilates Exercises

4. Hamstring Stretch

Hamstring stretch

Lie on your back with your knees bent. If your chin and forehead are not level when lying on the floor, put a small pillow or folded towel under your head. Lie in the neutral position. Lift up one leg, loop a towel around the foot while your leg is in the air, pull your toe back towards you, keeping your leg outstretched but without locking the knee. Pulling on the ends of the towel with your hands, pull your leg towards you until you can feel your hamstrings gently stretching, keeping your other leg bent on the floor. Hold your leg in this position for at least 30 seconds, trying to relax. Release the pressure on the towel, allow your leg to return to the starting position, then repeat with the other leg.