Yoga for Athletes – Tight Hamstrings | Holy Yoga Therapy

Athletes often complain of tight hamstrings.   Here’s a short program that you can try!

 

SPECIFIC ISSUE
Tight Hamstrings

 

THE BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR THIS ISSUE (SYMPTOM CONTROL)
Yoga is beneficial as the breathing and stretching in yoga poses:
1. Increases circulation of blood flow and delivery of nutrients to muscle tissue (i.e. hamstrings)
2. Increases joint synovial fluid that lubricates the joints (between the hamstrings and pelvic bone and knees)
3. Increases flexibility of fascia, allowing for greater range of motion (increased mobility in the hips and knees)
4. Reduces the risk of injury and joint pain as a result of the aforementioned benefits
5. Improves mental and physical recovery

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS
1. Pregnancy
2. Lower back pain or injury
3. Torn hamstring tissue or previous injury
4. Hypermobility in hamstrings
5. Hyperextension in knees

 

15-30 MINUTE FLOW
1. Mountain
2. Forward fold
3. Halfway lift
4. Forward fold
5. Rag Doll
6. Mountain
7. Triangle (Left & Right)
8. Pyramid (Left & Right)
7. Open A (hinging from hips, reach hands in front and walk hands back)
8. Reclining Big Toe with strap (Centre, left, right)
9. Happy Baby
10. Corpse

 

*Disclaimer:

These suggestions offered in the Holy Yoga With LoveJosephine yoga classes or therapy programs on www.lovejosephine.com are not intended to replace medical recommendations by your medical practitioners.

 

It is highly recommended and, in most cases, essential that you stay compliant to the treatment advice given by a western medical professional.

 

The suggestions and educational resource offered by Holy Yoga with LoveJosephine on www.lovejosephine.com are meant to be observed and used in conjunction with medical treatment. Neither the therapy programs nor yoga classes are designed nor recommended to replace medical treatment.  The resources offered here are intended to complement and support the medical treatment targeting the specified issue, with the goal of enhancing the well-being of the patient.

 

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