The kneeling hip flexor stretch improves flexibility and mobility in the hip region. The exercise also improves flexibility in the hamstrings.
Get in a kneeling lunge position with one knee on the floor and the other leg bent 90 degrees in front of you with foot flat. Place one hand on your hip. This is your starting position.
Squeezing your back glutes, shift your body weight slightly forward while maintaining an upright torso. Reach around to grasp your foot with your free hand to increase the stretch. Hold for the prescribed time.
Avoid losing tension in your glutes. Keep contracting the muscle to force the hip flexors to relax.
Keep your free hand on your hip so as not to risk injuring the knee.