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Happy Hamstrings

Join Dianne and practice some of the lesser-known ways that yoga can help you heal your hamstrings. Sometimes what we think are tight hamstrings are actually overstretched hamstrings! Dianne teaches you how to identify the source of hamstring discomfort, then guides you through loving movements to incorporate into your practice to regain balance, mobility and comfort.

Begin lying down to start exploring the hamstrings, hips, and glutes with Half Happy Baby Pose (Ardha Ananda Balasana), Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana), and Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana). Move to a tabletop position to strengthen the core, work on your balance, and lengthen the quadriceps. Continue with Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana), Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana), Bow Pose (Dhanurasana), and Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana) before ending your practice in Child's Pose (Balasana).

For this class, two blocks are recommended for extra support. A strap is optional for additional length. Learn how to make homemade prop substitutions here!