The figure 4 position is awesome for opening back up the pelvis and hips, especially mid flight. There are a few variations you can try.
- Simply cross the leg and lightly push down
- Take the knee and pull it across to your opposite shoulder to target the Glute Max
- Or lean forward to hit the Piriformis
With each of these, hold for 30 seconds and then repeat on the other side. It’s amazing how much better your low back will feel just from working on these movements when you travel a lot.
For some added fun, try squeezing your glutes periodically as well to keep them awake!