The SMR Piriformis Foam Roll exercise helps to relieve tension in the glutes, reducing tension on the lower back and improving hip mobility.
- Sit on top of foam roller just below the buttock and rest the right foot on top of the left knee.
- Slowly roll from just below the buttock to just below the hip bone. A good landmark for finding the piriformis is if your pants have a back pocket, it would be approximately at the top of the pocket.
- To increase pressure, apply gentle pressure to press the right knee down.
- Hold for 30-90 seconds.
- Repeat on other leg.