Stretching exercises encourage lengthening of your muscles and associated tendons. Short and tight muscles can lead to pressure on nerves and pain. By its effect of lengthening muscles, stretching promotes flexibility and full range of motion about your joints.
Pull legs up in front with knee bent
Keeping right leg behind you straight
Settle body back and down
Feeling stretch in the back of the hip of left leg
Work to bring right hip toward the floor
Shoulders and head up
Switch sides and repeat