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.
Lie on your back on the floor with your knees bent, hip-width apart, feet flat on floor
Lift left leg and place left ankle across right knee
Clasp your fingers around your right knee
Lift your right foot off the ground and pull your right knee toward your chest
Feel the stretch in the gluteal muscles of your left buttock
Head can rest on the floor if it’s more comfortable
Repeat for opposite side