Of the thousands of students I’ve had, tight hamstrings are the second most complained about body part. So if you have tight hamstrings too, I’ve got you!
Here are a few simple moves that will give those hamstrings some relief:
1. Single leg hip hinge: Make sure you tilt from the pelvis, this will help you to access your natural flexibility through the hamstrings. Do this 8-10 times per side.
2. Pyramid pose: This is basically a static version of the hip hinge. Hold for 8-10 breaths on each side.
3. Dynamic low lunge: Slowly move forward and back in a low lunge, straightening that front leg as much as possible when you sit back. Repeat 8-10 times on each side.
4. Forward fold: Hinge from the hip and let the upper body drape forward. A natural curve in the spine is fine for this pose. Hold 8-10 breaths.
Repeating the above sequence every day for a week will make a big difference in your hamstring flexibility — consistency is key!
Homework: Set out five minutes every day to do this sequence. I promise you’ll notice a difference by the end of the week.
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