Happy Hamstrings

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
4.755275
Average: 4.8 (237 votes)
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Duration:
21
:
50

Whether your hamstrings are stiff or loose, this class will target them like no other. Perfect for athletes, runners, computer users, and anyone who needs better hamstring flexibility, Fiji's Happy Hamstrings moves through a careful, efficient flow that gradually moves into deeper hamstring stretches, releasing them slowly and effectively. Hurts so good!

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care

Comments

Hi Fiji!

First off, I L-O-V-E this class!! I have been using Happy Hamstrings since at least 2015, on a regular basis. In fact, it has become my go-to routine for when I want a deep stretch and workout to address my sensitive low back, hips and hamstrings. I find myself flitting around on the site, trying to find another good yoga class and I continually say to myself, just do Happy Hamstrings ... it’ll do the trick, and it ALWAYS does. I love you and this class and highly recommend it!

sng4ever 1 month ago

Fantastic little hamstring practice. Will use this often as needed. Fiji is such a great teacher too!

astarzgrace 1 month ago

Thank you Fiji! I logged in to this class to give my hamstrings some much needed love and they definitely got it =) Also was happily impressed with the FULL body stretch that this workout gave including the upper back, shoulders and the sides of the body. Brilliant class. Great step by step instruction that enables good form and ease and grace in the body. Feel released and lighter.

jmitton 4 months ago

One of my absolute favourites--such vigorous movement combined with deep stretching!

Shira Salingre 1 year ago

I have really tight hamstrings and always felt like this is very restrictive to my yoga practice. I'm quite flexible but my hamstrings were never following the rest of my body and I felt they were restricting me. Through this short class I looked into that "restriction" and learned it: where am I feeling tight and where am I feeling more space? I noticed things I haven't noticed before and while I was learning compassion (to my hamstrings) I managed to step out of this restriction. Of course I'll need to do more work but this first step was extremely important. Thank you!

Nyamyj 2 years ago

I suffer with extremely tight hamstrings and will be revisiting this often. Thank you for reminding me to have compassion with my body’s limits. Great class

Van_damsel 2 years ago

As a runner I found this class to be full of tension, but by the end the soreness has gone and I feel light and ready to go again. Looking forward to practicing this class regularly and seeing gains in my hamstring flexibility, thanks Fiji!

mollybmoon 3 years ago

I just want to say thank you Fiji for a class I can do all of. You're such a good teacher. I can't follow you everywhere, but this one I can, and it is very affirming for me.

johnnyc8 3 years ago

I have very tight hamstrings, and I love this video. However, they are so tight that the one pose I can't really figure out is the pyramid sequence. I can't keep my front leg straight and touch the ground with my hands. If I bend my front leg to get my fingers down, I can't keep my back heel on the ground. I have experimented with the distance between my feet. I do have very good balance, and I don't feel like I put my balance at risk if I keep both legs straight but hands not touching ground (my fingers are many inches away from touching the ground when I keep both legs straight). What is the best way to move through this sequence to 1. be safe and 2. maximize flexibility gains?