Video Transcript

This is the second of three piriformis stretches.

We’re stretching the piriformis muscle to relieve sciatica pain caused by piriformis syndrome.

We’ll start by lying down flat on your back with your legs extended. And take the affected leg across the body with your foot flat on the ground on the outside of the opposite knee.

Take the opposite arm to your knee and draw it gently across the midline of your body.

Hold it here for about 30 seconds once a stretch is felt, and try not to lift the hip up off the ground.

Be careful not to stretch here past what’s comfortable. And work your way up to doing three of these per set.

Make sure you’re breathing slowly and steadily. And we’ll hold for about 10 more seconds.

And make sure that if you feel any pain, any discomfort, or any pinching, you come out of the stretch right away and consult a physician before trying again.

Gently come out of this when you’re finished.

That was the second of three piriformis stretches.