WHY: This exercise is great for opening up the front of your hip by improving flexibility of your hip flexors.
HOW: Begin this exercise in a staggered stance position with both feet facing forward. Tuck your tailbone and lunge towards your front leg. Avoid rotating the back leg out and arching the back as you lunge towards that front leg. If you have an elevated surface like a chair or step, lunge the front foot on top of it and lunge forward to further this stretch.
FEEL: You should feel this stretch on the front of the hip on the back leg.