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Knee to Chest (Right Leg)


  • From the Supine pose, exhale and bring one knee towards the chest.




Supine Hamstring Stretch


  • From the Supine pose, bring one knee towards the chest.
  • Clasp under the raised knee and extend the leg until straight. 
  • Flex the foot. Relax the shoulders and keep the chin down.
  • Participants may use a strap around the base of the foot.

General and Boxing-specific Benefits

A restorative pose, the Supine Hamstring Stretch helps lengthen the hamstrings. Boxers with tight hamstring muscles will benefit from this exercise.

Cautions and Modified Versions

Students with extremely tight hamstrings are advised to keep the knee bent.

Anatomical Focus

Spine/Core: Rectus abdominis, internal and external obliques,

Upper limbs: Biceps brachii, deltoids

Lower limbs: Hamstrings, gluteus maximus,

Study and Reflection

How would you guide a participant’s awareness when practicing this stretch?


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