One of the most common complaints from students is that they feel their practice is inhibited by the length of their hamstrings. This practice is designed to isolate then stretch and strengthen your hamstrings while also giving some of the other muscles which work alongside hamstrings a good stretch too – like your hip flexors and quads.
Tight hamstrings can lead to all kinds of problems, including lower back problems, and interestingly they can limit your form and performance in other sports particularly running- not good huh? So don’t let your hamstrings limit you, stop grumbling at them and lengthen them instead!
Try warming up with a few sun salutes before you start and if you have time afterwards relax back on the mat for a few minutes in savasana or perhaps do a short pranayama session. As ever remember your bandhas and your breath all the way through and don’t be afraid to pause the video if you need to take a few breaths or want to repeat or stay longer in any of the postures.
I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think.