Yoga for the Hips, Hamstrings and Back

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.7 (361 votes)
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This online hatha yoga class is perfect for athletes who are looking for a routine they can do to lessen stiffness and risk of injury due to training. It stretches the hips, hamstrings and lower back repeatedly throughout the class, which is an effective way to quickly increase flexibility.

Equipment: Strap
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


David Procyshyn 8 years ago

The body has a funny way of telling you what to pay attention to. Often when tension is released in one area, it shows up intensely in another. It doesn't necessarily mean that you did something to cause it, it just means that the 'catch' you felt in your hip may have been holding the hip in a certain way that masked the imbalance in your SI joint.

You may find the pain will subside as you get deeper into the hips, hams and lower back. Please let me know how it goes...

bmagill 8 years ago

That actually made my back pain worse! Not sure what I did, and whether it was wrong, but the "catch" in my left hip is gone, but now my sacroiliac area hurts like the dickens!

TaraLWill 9 years ago

After an intense legs, butt workout today this felt AMAZING!

ilene 9 years ago

Ahhhhh. What an excellent class! Thank you

David Procyshyn 6 years ago

Hi there.
Great question. It sounds like your knee is becoming uncomfortable with the combination of compression and twisting. Try placing a folded blanket or small pillow under the knee and see if the pain goes away. I imagine that it will, since it will lessen the amount of twisting in the joint. Sometimes it only takes a little bit for a knee to tell you to back off.
Let me know how it goes.
David Founder