Happy Hamstrings

Teacher: 
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Back Care
Duration: 
21:50
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Average: 4.7 (155 votes)

Class Description: 

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!

Comments

I have very tight hamstrings,
johnnyc8 2 weeks 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?

Great challenge for this beginner.
Janet_ 3 months ago

I do several of Fiji's classes and enjoy them. Her choice of language in particular is excellent, prompting me to pay attention to the smallest details that make a big difference in a pose.

I didn't know that I had
sarahmay 3 months ago

I didn't know that I had tight hamstrings until I had a free personal training session recently. I know that when I step forward from downward dog I'm a lot tighter and have less flexibility on one side. I'm learning this is probably related to my hips and hamstrings. This class was gentle and well-paced in getting into these areas to do deeper stretching. I'm so grateful to have this to come back to again and again while I try to increase my flexibility. Also, thank you for filming this in such a beautiful location.

So. Good.
shaunajsweet 6 months ago

I have chronically tight hamstrings after years of running and cycling, and not doing enough to take care of myself. This practice is so wonderful, and is becoming a regular addition to my training regimen. It is well-paced, perfectly targeted, and just... Calming. Its also a wonderful warm-up if I want to just get on the mat and play! Thank you, Fiji!

Amazing
Videodrome 6 months ago

Me and my tight overworked hamstrings are so thankful. This is superb.

Thank you for this wonderful
Tfillinger 8 months ago

Thank you for this wonderful class. My hamstrings are loose and open now. I am such a fan of this website and want to thank each and everyone of the DYWM team for all you do.

A challenging 20 minutes!
amritaji 1 year ago

A challenging 20 minutes! Not only good deep hamstring openings but also lots of strength building.

This video is great! I love
Laurabeth1 1 year ago

This video is great! I love it for running. Should I be doing this before or after I run? I did it before this time. Thanks!

Perfect for me as my
marthamay 1 year ago

Perfect for me as my hamstrings are so tight! Going to do this one regularly :)

Just the right length
mcvolks 1 year ago

I thought this sequence was just long enough. Perfect for a good stretch in the legs!