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Yoga for Hamstring Rehabilitation

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Got a hamstring injury? Yoga is known as a flexibility practice, but what happens when you overstretch your hamstrings? Specifically designed for students who are working with a pulled hamstring or hamstring tendinopathy (often called, “yoga butt”), this class with Rachel will functionally strengthen your hamstrings and support your pathway to recovery. It is also an excellent class for students looking to cultivate lower body strength in general.


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October 6, 2021

Just what I needed - thank you! Will do this regularly.

June 2, 2021

I'm using this class to strengthen my hamstrings. Having a hard time with this. I feel it in my knees, quads, and lower back. Do you have any tips? I feel like I overwork those areas keeping weak hamstrings and that as I age I'm going to damage my low back, in particular. TIA.

Fiji McAlpine
June 3, 2021

Hi Gina,

This class is a great tool for what you are trying to do, it will take some time and consistant practice to start to notice the shift. Lower back pain can be linked to the hamstrings being to tight, so in addition to strengthening them flexibility and mobility are also important. As you fee your practice in your knees and back, it is important to be mindful of those areas during practice and perhaps modify some of the forms to protect these areas. This might mean keeping a pelvic tilt and not bending as far into the front knee.

Paixão Vi
May 23, 2021

I overstretched during lockdown and this class is just what I needed. First I thought I had developed sciatica, but I was wrong. I have been doing this class for 2 weeks now ( 3 times a week) and I can tell it is working. Thank you so much Rachel, you are an angel.

May 7, 2021

Thank you SO MUCH for your deep knowledge & clear instruction, you have been incredibly helpful to my practice <3
If you happen to be considering doing a class on proper alignment for joint health/longevity, it would be absolutely celebrated and appreciated from here :)

May 3, 2021

Killer class with a sore hamstring but super effective, I could feel it working! Thanks so much Rachel, you are so knowledgable and enthusiastic, inspiring real confidence in your teaching. I will be back until the hamstring heals! X

April 27, 2021

My first class with Rachel. LOVED it! Thank you! I will add this to my practice!

April 26, 2021

I LOVED this class. However a word of warning: I have sciatica, which I normally keep under control in part through yoga, but something in this class caused it to flare up!

Fiji McAlpine
April 28, 2021

Sciatica is such a painful issue, and as you know it can flare up unexpectedly . It is important to note what types of movements bring about a flare up in your body, this of course takes time and reflection to be able to isolate those. Typically when the pelvis is out of alignment sciatica can be an issue, out hamstrings being tight can of course lead to that.

April 21, 2021

Outstanding. I really felt this and it was fantastic. Rachel is so good at instruction as well.
I did have a question. The block wobbling between the ankles as it is lifted... What causes that?

April 19, 2021

This is a great class. I'm actually recovering from a knee injury not a hamstring injury but I found this class equally helpful and some of the necessary strengthening applies to both injuries. Thanks so much.

April 18, 2021

Best day on the mat in a while. Thank you Rachel! I feel like I have the tools I need to get myself healthy again.

April 17, 2021

Thank you Rachel, fantastic class! I really feel that this will greatly help me to recover from my hamstring injury. I will make sure to incorporate this class to my regular practice!