Happy Hamstrings

Intermediate II

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!

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Snai1024
September 2, 2020
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This session has really helped me release a lot of tension in my hamstrings from working out. Thank you so much for this video.

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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
April 7, 2020
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Fantastic little hamstring practice. Will use this often as needed. Fiji is such a great teacher too!

astarzgrace
April 2, 2020
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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
January 16, 2020
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One of my absolute favourites--such vigorous movement combined with deep stretching!

Shira Salingre
November 19, 2018
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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
May 2, 2018
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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
July 26, 2017
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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
February 11, 2017
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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
August 8, 2016
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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?

Janet_
May 17, 2016
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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.

sarahmay
May 14, 2016
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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.

shaunajsweet
February 28, 2016
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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!

Videodrome
February 9, 2016
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Me and my tight overworked hamstrings are so thankful. This is superb.

Tfillinger
December 11, 2015
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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.

amritaji
July 22, 2015
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A challenging 20 minutes! Not only good deep hamstring openings but also lots of strength building.

Laurabeth1
July 16, 2015
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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!

marthamay
May 28, 2015
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Perfect for me as my hamstrings are so tight! Going to do this one regularly :)

mcvolks
February 25, 2015
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I thought this sequence was just long enough. Perfect for a good stretch in the legs!

mogamcguire
January 9, 2015
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This was an excellent class for my runners legs. I love the variety of moves which targeted the hamstrings but also allowed my hips, lower back, and glutes to loosen up.

vanessa40
November 17, 2014
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Still one of my favorite morning classes. I use it after i run

mario-gp
October 1, 2014
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I felt like it was a normal class but somebody asked Fiji to try and compress it in twenty something minutes (especially the beginning and the end)

coachginny
January 23, 2015
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I liked the sequence, but there was no opportunity to linger in any of the poses. Perhaps I'm not skilled enough yet, but it was too fast for me, too.

ericmorrow
September 30, 2014
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perfect for my attention span! got in right where it needed to.

shira
May 6, 2014
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I've had chronic tightness in my right leg hamstrings since a lower back incident. This class is relatively short but super to the point. Does the job in a lovely way.
Thank you, Namaste

Meghayes
April 1, 2014
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Loved this class! Short, but sweet. Targeted the hamstrings and legs like no other and was quite challenging

junemoon
December 10, 2013
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this video was a great short way to stretch my legs out for the day and get me energized while giving me the yoga high.

MsLydia
December 12, 2013
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This is my go-to video when i don't have time to do a full class. This class helped target my tight hamstrings and hits it right :). Will add this regularly

kateS2727
February 1, 2014
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I overdid it at the gym working legs and this class was just what my legs needed today! Thank you!!

Tymikia
March 4, 2014
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My husband and I just completed this session and we both loved it. It hit the spot for us beginner yogis. Thanks

cyclewatts
March 25, 2014
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I am a cyclist and have been developing knee problems. Your Yoga instruction has cured my pain. Thank you so much.

yogadma
November 2, 2013
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This class was challenging and effective. Immediate improvement in hamstrings, which is a trouble area for me. Will be doing this class often!

vanessa40
November 2, 2013
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This is just what i needed after my morning run..Thank you

NatiE
October 27, 2013
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Great class. The transitions were very smooth and easy to follow. I did this class first thing in the morning and it definitely helped me stretch and get moving without over doing it.

Thanks for sharing!

Namaste

machine
October 22, 2013
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After being injured for nearly two months, and finding this site I've started getting back into yoga. Your style is fantastic and very clear. Really enjoyed, and will be a regular visitor to your work. Thanks very much !

HappyHappyJoyJoy
September 9, 2013
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I feel openings in most of my body, not just the hamstrings so if you are short on time, this is a great choice! My only advice is to warm up first. Starting in Fierce Pose feels better to me warmed up. Thank you.

Nirvana
September 6, 2013
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Enjoyed this very much. Will be repeating. Namaste.

Reiki Master
August 24, 2013
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Thank you as this morning I awoke knowing I had to recommence and continue my yoga practices the benefits of such a session I know will help me grow into that which I meant to be.

marilyn3rietveld
August 11, 2013
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This class could not have come at a better time for me. After several years of spinning I am finally taking it outside as well. Today I did my first test ride on my bicyle and having trained the past couple of days in a row with a lot of pressure on my legs this class was bliss! It is also very nice to have a couple of shorter routines to fit in.

Andressa
August 7, 2013
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I loved this class (and the beautiful landscape). I feel energized, centered and relaxed. Thank you!!

Ina Muresan
August 7, 2013
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Amazing as always. Fiji is a great teacher and this 20 minutes class is perfect for those who have time only for a short practice. I love the flow of movement in all of Fijis classes.

Evolove99
August 6, 2013
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Fiji you are such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your passion for yoga with us. I literally tear up almost every time I finish one of your videos, with joy and love for life. Your love truly shines through!!

missyoga
August 6, 2013
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I loved this class. Fiji's phrasing is just metaphorical enough to help me understand what I should be feeling/doing. Thanks so much.

Wpolorocker
August 3, 2013
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Nice class. Beautiful scenery, calming guidance through the poses. Thanks for posting.