8 Hamstrings Stretches to Boost Your Yoga Practice
Hamstring flexibility plays a major role in your yoga practice development. Many people are after poses, like handstands, that require the posterior chain to be loose enough to achieve those challenging poses.
To access the full movement of your hamstrings, the yoga practice presents a series of increasingly difficult forward folds. Even reaching full boat pose (navasana) when working your core requires hamstring flexibility.
Two key principles are needed in order to safely attempt this movement — how to safely go deeper in your hamstring stretch, and how to relax all of the muscles that surround your hamstring — neither of the two is as easy as it sounds.
Each pose below will target a different area of the back of the legs to help loosen you up.
Most importantly, it’s important to never quickly enter or exit a stretch. Give the pose and your body the respect it deserves, and...
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