The hamstring muscle in the back of the thigh is connected to the lower back and knee joint. To safely execute a stretch through the length of the muscle, first stretch through hamstring and lower back and then slowly extend through knee joint.
Lie on your back with your knees bent, feet on the floor.
Pull right leg toward your chest and breathe. Keep your tailbone down.
Slowly extend leg through the knee to a point of slight tension. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds, then release. Repeat with left leg.
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