I'm Jennifer McCamish, and today we are going to show you how dancers can stretch the iliopsoas. Tight hip flexors can be a common complaint against many people and that's because we typically sit at desk jobs, reinforcing a 90 degree angle at the hip socket. When we elongate this position, it can stretch the hip flexor and alleviate lower back pain. Our first exercise is a two part kneeling psoas stretch. You're going to kneel on one knee. We're going to curve the pelvis under scooping and tucking, squeezing and engaging the glute and pressing the back foot into the mat. And to intensify this stretch we carry the arm up and over the head and hold. If this feels good and you want to take the next challenge, step that foot out a little further, keeping the knees stacked on top of the ankle, keeping the glutes engaged, pressing the back foot down and squaring the pelvis off directly front. If this feels good, you can intensify that stretch by carrying the arm up and over the head. Next is our laying psoas stretch. It's important to note that stretching should be done daily and each static stretch should be held between 30 and 60 seconds in length. This exercise is going to require a couple of chairs or stools pushed together. Sit at the edge of the stool, roll back, letting the leg hang off towards the floor, parallel and drawing the opposite knee into the chest.