Hamstrings: Length and Strength

with Colin Hall

Style: Hatha Yoga

Duration: 30 min

Intensity: Moderate

Props: Blanket, Blocks

Class Description

Strong hamstrings are important for the mechanics of daily movement and the stability of our knee joints. However, the amount of time we spend strengthening our hamstrings in yoga is often disproportionate to the amount of time we spend stretching them.

In this class, which involves some hamstring stretching but mostly hamstring strengthening, you'll learn how to effectively activate and engage this important muscle group.

After completing the sequence, observe sensations. Perhaps your hamstrings feel a little more tingly, vibrant, alive, and just a little bit fatigued!

For this class you'll need: Two blocks are optional. And if you're practicing on hardwood or any slick surface, have a blanket (towel, washcloth, dishrag, sock, or sweater) available.

Thank you to JadeYoga, the official mat of Yoga International.

Audio and video downloads are available for Digital Members.

Colin Hall

Colin Hall

Lecturer in Religious Studies and Kinesiology at the University of Regina, Colin Hall has been teaching and studying yoga for over a decade. He is the co-director of Bodhi Tree Yoga, where he and his... Read more>>