Focus: Yoga poses for (very) tight hamstrings. When attending a class at a yoga studio many poses need to be adapted so that they are safe and accessible for people with tight hamstrings. If you are someone working with tight hamstrings many poses that seem effortless to others can be incredibly challenging or even painful. It can be great to be given modified poses, or alternative options, but this can at times make you feel excluded from what the rest of the group is experiencing. One of the many benefits of practicing online is that you can have your very own sequence that focuses exclusively on improving hamstring mobility, including poses that are specifically chosen for people with restricted flexibility. This class groups together a range of poses that will help you to lengthen the group of three muscles known collectively as the hamstrings. Improving mobility in this region can help to ease lower back pain, correct poor postural habits, and assist with injury prevention. It is a sequence that can be regularly and repeatedly practiced, and is tailored especially to people wanting to overcome tight hamstrings.
Key Poses: Parsvottanasana, utthita hasta padangusthasana, janu sirsasana, supta padangusthasana.
Equipment: Mat, 2 chairs, bolster, blocks, belt, blanket.
Duration: 50 min