How it Helps: Another stretch aimed at anterior muscles oft forgotten. Helps with lower back pain and core imbalances. Psoas is a major hip flexor muscle engaged in many movements.
How To: In lunge position, slowly drive back leg down and backward while engaging glutes from back leg and core muscles. A towel under the knee may help with padding and glide to perform stretch.
How it Helps: Helps open up pelvic/hip ROM, helps alleviate pseudo-sciatic pain and tightness through glutes and into IT band.
How To: In plank position, bring flexed knee forward crossing foot in front/across straight leg. Slowly extend straight leg backward, bringing knee upwards toward chest.
How it Helps: Stretching pectoralis muscles help open up the chest, correct medial rotation (inward turn) of the shoulders, bring relief to pain between the shoulder blades and improve posture.
How To: Using a door frame, brace forearm bent at the elbow at 90 degree. Gently turn body away from braced arm engaging a gentle stretch across the chest.
How it Helps: This stretch helps like meh, followed with 10 seconds of ugh....
How To: Turn the body like so, and then stretch that stuff like blah.