Yin Yoga for the Hamstrings

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
Average: 4.8 (70 votes)
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Tight hamstrings are common among many people, including athletes, office workers and anyone who doesn't stretch regularly. Chronically tight hamstrings can also cause many issues, such as lower back pain, leg soreness and even neck pain. Let Sarah-Jane help you release those tight legs so you can find the relief you are looking for.

Equipment: Blankets
Style: Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga, Yoga for Back Care


nipper 4 years ago

Long slow hamstring release felt so good after running. A lovely relaxation at the end. Thanks!

lmroiter 4 years ago

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for these instructions. I'd love if you can do one for quads!

172bpmallthetime 5 years ago

This was amazing and challenging after doing squats yesterday. I got a rush of intense and positive spine tingling in the final seated pose.

jessicamceachern23 5 years ago

SJ! It's nice to see the East Coast represented here at DYWM. You might not remember me, I'm a friend of your sister's. I saw your name and had to do the practice - so glad I did. :) Awesome work.

Sarah Jane Steele 3 years ago

hey Hey Jessica. Thanks for reaching out...do I still have my accent at all? I hope so! Yes I remember you! Thank you so much for the support.

Sea2Sea 5 years ago

This was my first Yin Yoga class. It's quite different from the other classes and I enjoyed the change. I have very tight hamstrings and an easily distracted mind. This class was a challenge for both. I plan on doing this class again and I think it would be great after a run. Thank you!

LaGuiri 5 years ago

Not something I'd do every day, but it's a nice and relaxing cool down after running or other tiring workout.

Tesshiva 5 years ago

I am gaining so much from this practice, especially patience. I began this practice because my hamstrings feel like impossibly tight ropes. My brain kept wanting to speed into the next "thing". To hold for extended periods, to learn how to breathe and listen to what's going on in my body, is a wonderful lesson for my short attention span! Many, many thanks!