When the hamstrings are too tight, they pull the pelvis down into posterior tilt which can 1) add stress on lower back 2) cause misalignment in the hips/knees). So being more flexible is not just about feeling good, more comfortable, but about being healthy in your muscles and joints. In this practice with Kerri Kelly, we’re going to strengthen and lengthen the lower body in different ways to enable a healthy environment for hamstring flexibility. Remember, in yoga, we’re not looking to be gumby flexible but rather to develop structural flexibility and strength. This video is part of our Yoga for Athletes Guide.
Featuring music by Loren Nikkel and Zamir Dhanji