From the low lunge position, twist your torso toward the front leg, putting one palm on the ground and the other hand on the knee. Hold for five to 10 breaths. This will stretch the outer hip and the IT band of the front leg, both of which tend to be tight in runners. The twisting should also relieve some tension in the lower back.

Benefits: Encourages a fluid range of motion and helps with plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS).