Piriformis is a small muscle that sits deep in the buttocks, behind the gluteus maximus. It’s job is to rotate the hip externally and stabilise the hip. It can become very tight when you’re driving, or anytime you’re sitting with your leg pointed out. Again, if you’re spending a lot of time sitting and you’re not balanced correctly, this may be a stretch you want to work into your routine.
- Start by laying on your back and putting one leg on the wall (making sure the knee is at a 90 degree angle)
- Put the opposite foot on the knee
- Push this leg up and towards the wall
- You should feel a stretch deep in the butt and lateral hip
- Hold for 30 seconds and then swap sides