Who doesn't suffer from tight hamstrings and hips?
Unfortunately, having tight hamstrings and hips can cause injury, bad posture, and can also negatively affect your overall sense of well being.
I understand, we sit at desks all day, in cars for hours, and even do certain types of exercise that shortens our hamstrings.
Thankfully, there are yoga poses and sequences we can do everyday to open our hips and hamstrings---to... strengthen and lengthen all the muscles, joints, and fascia around them.
YOGA POSES TO LOOSEN UP TIGHT HIPS AND HAMSTRINGS
Yoga poses to loosen up tight hips and hamstrings
In yoga, it’s believed that we store emotions in our bodies.
The hips are one of those key spots.
To release some of the
‘issues in our tissues,’
We must loosen up those areas of the body to float through life in a more flexible and light-hearted way.
As this wonderful article
on the subject articulates, there are all sorts of benefits to clearing out those tight spaces---
- Injury prevention for runners
- Decreased lower back pain
The list goes on and on..
Let’s delve into some of the best asanas to loosen up tight hips and hamstrings.
If you spend just a bit of time each day in these delicious postures, your hips and hamstrings will experience deep and lasting changes...
All positive, of course!
Yoga sequence to open tight hips and hamstrings
To begin our hip opening/hamstring loosening sequence, let’s start on our backs.
If you have a yoga strap, grab it now!