Sacro-Iliac Joint Strain: Pigeon Pose Hip Stretch

Begin in 4 point position on a yoga mat. To stretch the right posterior hip, including the Piriformis muscle, straighten out the left knee pushing the left foot back. Then bring the right knee forward towards your chest while supporting yourself with your hands in front. Making sure that your left and right pelvis are level with each other, bring your right foot across turning it to the left side. Then reach forward on the mat wth your hands bringing your elbows towards the mat while keeping both sides of the pelvis level and down. Hold for 30 seconds and do 3 sets on each side 2 times daily. This is a great stretch to open up the back side of the hip joint if you have Piriformis Syndrome or a Sacro-Iliac joint Dysfunction. If you have any pain during the exercise or are unsure about what you are doing, consult your local Physiotherapist before continuing.