PNF Stretch: Piriformis

Beginner I
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A tight piriformis muscle can lead to tension and pain in the legs, hips and lower back, so releasing this key muscle can provide immense relief, as well as a wonderful feeling of improved range of motion. The piriformis is a muscle that externally rotates the leg. Along with it, you will be stretching the remaining external hip rotators, low back rotators and gluteus maximus.


  • Strap


  • Hips
  • Flexibility
  • Legs and Feet
  • Lower Back


  • PNF
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April 6, 2020

I just restarted this challenge after taking a couple days break and did a short vinyasa practice before to warmup, and i have to say, I am amazed at how much i can already see these stretches working. Not only do i notice increased bodily awareness, but I am finding that these PNF exercises are helping me find/access more space within my yoga practice in general. i am finding myself jumping to the front of the mat from down ward dog with more ease and it feels way less forced now. so much more space in my body. this piriformis stretch felt SO good too.


Thanks David. My Piriformis on the right is just about healed now and this exercise and my physio is helping.