Standing with one hand on stationary object for balance. Bend knee and grab foot behind you with the hand of the same side. While keeping the torso upright, bring the knee back directly behind you.
Above stretch also possible by hooking top of foot onto stationary object such as a horizontal bar. Sink down by bending the opposite leg while maintaining good posture.
Notes: Posture and relaxation are paramount while stretching. This is a PASSIVE exercise and does not require force. Slow, meditative breathing through the diaphragm and patience will allow you to benefit the most from your stretch routine.
3-4 sets of 1-2 minutes per stretch are optimal. Remember, we are working towards an INCREASE in permanent flexibility.