Happy Hamstrings

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Teacher: 
Fiji McAlpine
Difficulty: 
Intermediate
Style: 
Vinyasa/Power Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Yoga for Back Care
Duration: 
21
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50
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4.76233
Average: 4.8 (223 votes)

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 suffer with extremely tight
Nyamyj 4 months 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

Hard work but rewarding!
Van_damsel 1 year 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!

I just want to say thank you
mollybmoon 1 year 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.

I have very tight hamstrings,
johnnyc8 2 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?

RE: johnnyc8
RunDMCurrin 1 year ago

Use a block! Or even a stool or a chair if you can't reach the block!

Great challenge for this beginner.
Janet_ 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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