Mat-Based Full Sequence: Hamstrings 1

Sarah is lying on her back, one leg is extended in the air, with a strap around her foot.

I’ve just released a new practice sequence to my Patreon page. This practice is a 37-minute mat-based vinyasa class which focuses on the hamstrings.

www.patreon.com/accessibleyogawithsarah

Now, for some of us, our hamstrings can be very tight – whether that’s from exercise or long periods of sitting.

Exercises that put substantial strain on the hamstrings can lead to tightness. For example, performing hamstring curl exercises or playing sports such as soccer will target the hamstring muscles.

The tightness will usually occur after starting a new exercise routine or suddenly increasing workout intensity. Some people experience tight hamstrings after long periods of sitting or inactivity. For example, sitting at a desk for several hours might lead to tightness.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/tight-hamstrings-symptoms-causes-and-treatments#causes

With this in mind, I advise that you move gently and mindfully in and out of the postures, really listening to your body. We want to feel a lengthening through the hamstrings, but this shouldn’t be painful or uncomfortable. Bend your knees as much as you need to for the postures to feel good for your body – remember, yoga is about how postures feel, not about how they look.

I hope you enjoy this practice, let me know how you get on in the comments!

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