Lazy Supine Hamstring Stretch
Having trouble bending over at the waist to pick up your kids' toys off the ground, tying your shoe or getting through your golf swing like you used to be able to do? Relieve some of that back of the thigh tightness by laying down and stretching those hamstrings. This stretch is great after an evening walk and will make your back and legs feel more relaxed in the morning.
Lay down on the ground next to a door frame with your eyes looking at the ceiling. Position yourself with your hip a few inches in front of either the door frame or the door itself. Gently raise the leg closest to the wall/door up and place your heel against that wall/door. Make sure to keep your other leg and hips on the ground. If you feel any pain or unable to stretch that far, slide away from the wall a few inches. You should feel a stretch in the back of your thigh. Hold for 30 seconds. Relax and repeat two more times. When alternating legs, make sure the leg being stretched is the one closer to the wall it will be resting on. To switch legs, switch the side of the door frame you are positioned on.