Yoga For Hamstrings | Yoga With Adriene

Yoga For Hamstrings | Yoga With Adriene

Hey, everyone, welcome to Yoga with Adriene.
I am Adriene, and today we have a sequence for your hamstrings. A lot of us could use
a little extra loving in the hammies ad the whole sit bone
to heel connection, so today we are going to play with that again remembering that it
is all connected, baby. And we are going to use a block if we have it. If you don’t have a block, grab a book. If
you don’t have this, no problem. But you will probably want this, which is a strap, or you
can use a tie or a belt or something long enough to go from your hands to your toes.
All right. So let’s hop on the mat and give our hammies some good, good loving. Okie doke. So to begin, we are going to go
onto our backs. So for this sequence, as mentioned before, you are going to need a strap, or
you can use your tie so your grab piece of rope or belt or tie, and let’s come to
lay on flat back. All righty. So I’m going to bring the knees
up here. Soles of the feet on the mat, and I’m just going to take a second to get comfortable.
So sometimes we can have kind of so much tension in the shoulders here that we get stuck. So
press on the head, press on the elbows, and lift your chest off the ground. Draw the two
shoulder blades in together and down, kind of opening up the chest area here. And I’m
scratching my upper lip. Okay. And then I’m going to tuck my pelvis in here too.
So tailbone lengthens down towards the bottom edge of the mat, and I draw the navel down
just slightly. So I’m just coming to a nice, open chest and nice supported lower back. Cool beans. Now I’m going to take my strap,
or whatever you have, and I’m going to take it in both hands, extend the right leg up
to the sky, keep this knee bent. So both knees are bent, so the left foot is left on the
ground for support. So working at all levels here, but even if your not
super flexible, it’s nice to just kind of set the tone that I’m going to be mindful
on my mat, right? I took dance for many years, and I can’t tell
you how many times I would just like come straight to here and it’s just so not kind
practice. Okay so taking this strap I’m going to bring it to the ball joint of my right
big toe. Just kind of take it to the toe to the pinky toe ball joint there. Now, knee
is nice bent here. I’m going to slowly slide the right heel up towards the sky. Now, I
might straighten the leg here or I might keep the knee bent generously,
making sure that the chest stays open here and the lower back is nice and supported. So I have the sole of the left foot here for
stability. I’m going to take a deep breath in here, and a long exhale out. Holding strap
tight, holding both hands here. Take a deep breath in, and a long, slow release out. Cool. Make sure the neck isn’t too tight here.
Chances are, you’re probably looking at the video, but when you look away, just take a
second to tuck the chin into the chest and feel the spine
nice and long. So especially as we work on these targeted muscle groups or
these videos that kind of focus on one muscle group, I just want to reiterate
that it’s all connected, baby, so we’re paying attention to the line
of the spine somehow. I got something on my lip. We’re paying attention
to the full body, full body experience. Okay. Couple more breaths here. Begin to straighten
that leg maybe if it feels good. If not, keep it nice and bent.
Let’s move nice and slow. Breathing into the back of that right leg. Next step, we’re going to take the strap,
we’re going to bring it into the right hand here. So I’m going to take my right
palm, clasp it around my strap, bring the left palm to the top of that
left thigh bone. So I can still here, chillaxing. Or, I’m going to begin
to slide the right heel all the way down towards the bottom edge of the
mat. Finding a little opposition energetically
here, so I’m pressing through that left heel and as I press through the
right. So even if I don’t want to straighten this leg right away, I can energetically
just kind of connect sit bone to heel. Use that left palm to just
kind of guide that left thigh down, shoulders are relaxed, and I breathe
here. Notice left toes are pointing up towards the sky again. Full body
experience. You can begin to play with a little movement
here. Back and forth. Maybe even left to right. And then if you are craving
a deeper stretch, we’ll bring that left leg up towards the ankle.
Take a deep breath in, and on an exhale, gently flex right toes, flex that
right foot. Bring the big toes towards your third eye. Right sit bone. Nice and heavy here, dropping
that hip into socket. Let’s take one more deep breath in here, and a long
exhale out. So we softly bend the right knee up if it
isn’t already. We will release the strap and we are going to take just a
little bout of Baddha Konasana in between. So we are going to bring the soles
of the feet together, open the knees wide, bring the hands to the belly and
chill. Lower back comes up, we open the chest, we breathe in and out. And
then, we’ll take it to the other side. So draw the knee in towards the center,
keep the sole of the right foot on the ground just for stability. Again, we’ll move nice and slow. Taking the
strap into both hands, we’ll catch the left foot now. Paying attention
to the chest and lower back here, as we get set up for our stretch. Breathe
nice long, smooth, deep breaths. So the tendency again, shoulders everything
is going to want to be here but we can take this deep stretch. But be kind.
Create a full body experience. Work nice and slow. So open in the chest,
flush in the lower and back, keep this bent as generously as you need. So we
might be here, breathing, rocking back and forth. Or we might be here. Now that you know what you’re doing here,
you might close your eyes, soften the skin of the face. And then we can totally
just stay here, or we will move onto the next step, which is taking the
strap into the left hand here, clasping with the left palm and then slowly
using the right palm to press the right thigh bone down as we slide that
right heel down towards the bottom edge of the mat. And we breathe. Inhale. You might take a nice, full belly
breath here on this next inhale. And on this next exhale, you might consider
just letting the weight of that left sit bone drop down, the left hip really
drop in your socket here. Noticing the sensations and using that breath.
For your last breath cycle, you might grab the strap with both hands again
and flex the left toes with the left flex foot. The lex foot. The Lex
Luthor foot. The left foot. Wow. And then, using an exhale, we’ll soften through
that left knee. Release the strap to the side of the mat, and hug both
knees into the chest. Rock a little left to right. Breathe, and then we
will cross the right ankle over the left, grab the outer edges of the feet,
bend the elbows left to right here, take a deep breath in, breathing into
the outer edges of the hip. And then we will bring our minds eye, our awareness,
to the space between the navel and the spine, and begin to rock and
roll. One of my favorite pastimes on this channel. Nothing like watching yourself on camera doing
this. Come on now. Come on now. I’m just trying to inspire a little fun
as we massage the spine. Rock a little back and forth. Smile. Let’s do one
more. And then we’ll rock all the way up to seated and then come to all
fours, preparing for downward facing dog. There’s no rush, spreading the
palms wide. We have a foundations for downward facing dog, so if
you are interested in kind of the basics, we are just going a little deeper
in this posture, finding more ease and strength. Check her out. Okay. Sending
the sit bones up towards the sky, but keep the knees nice and bent
here. Draw the shoulders away from the ears, take a deep breath in, and
as you exhale, begin to peddle the feet. So we drop one heel down as we lift
one heel up and then we switch, nice and easy. And we switch, sit bone to heel connection.
Good thing I wore my leather pants for this move. And a couple more of
times. Make sure you are not holding the neck here. Once you figure it
out with the video, relax the weight of the head down. And bend a little
back and forth. Massaging the feet, really get your money’s worth here,
not just the hamstrings but shoulders drawing away from the ears, navel
to the spine, lower belly in as we massage the feet. Press into all ten knuckles,
and then we’re going to take it for a little bit of a walk so come
onto your tippy tip toes, and we are going to slowly walk the toes towards
the center of the mat. Once again, we’ll bend the knees super generous,
belly to the tops of the thighs, and we grab the elbows and release
the weight of the head over. So again, it’s all connected, so not just targeting
these poor, sweet, little hammies, but the full sit bone to heel connection,
the upper back, the psoas, everything wrapping around here as
we breath and just check in. And so you might sway a little side to side. You
might be finding stillness here today. Perhaps you have already been
working on kind of creating space in the hammies. If you can straighten the
legs, draw the chin into the chest. So it’s more than just kind of teaching all
levels here for me. It’s really about finding what feels good and being present
based on what the body’s telling you. So the practice is always going
to be different. The stretches are always going to feel different. It’s kind
of about listening and being in the moment. So take a few seconds here,
a couple of seconds more to just linger, to breathe. If you’re new to the practice,
you might experience a little bit of shake, so soften the knees and
use your breath to smooth that out. Great. On your next breath in, find a flat
back position. We’ll inhale, slide the palms to the shins, loop the shoulders,
pull the elbows back like little grasshopper legs, inhale, look forward,
breathing, sit bone to heel connection, and exhale, soften the knees and
slide it down. Okay. Great. So fingertips are going to come
to the mat. I’m going to slide the right toes back into my runner’s lunge.
Take a second here to find that sit bone to heel connection. Really spike
that right heel towards the back wall. Hold the left hip crease back and find
what feels good. A little movement here as we open the shoulders to
heart. Forward. And then, on an exhale, I will slowly soften the left knee
down. If we need to, we can double on the mat here, cushioning the right
knee, feeling the beautiful underbelly of mine on the mat, just for a
little extra padding. So that’s an option. You can always use a towel or a
blanket too. Great. Right toes are curled under. And I’m
going to slowly inch my left toes towards the front edge of the mat, just
a little bit. Fingertips on the mat here. I inhale, look forward, exhale.
I’m going to slowly begin to pull left hip crease back and really flex
through my left foot. So not soft here, but really keeping that integrity of
left thighbone forming and left hipbone creasing pulling back. Again, we can
always bend the knee here if we need. And then rather then sitting all
the way back…so some of us are used to this. We are going to see if we can
keep it nice and stacked. So right knee and right hip nice and stacked
here as I breathe. I flex the foot, just like I did on my back, and peel
that left hip crease towards the back edge. Now we can inhale in here, lift and lengthen,
exhale. Come onto the palms if you can and relax the weight of the head
over. Two more just like that. Inhale into the fingertips, we loop the shoulders,
lift and lengthen them forward. Keep the integrity of that left foot
here and on an exhale, bow and release. Last one. Inhale and exhale.
Fold. Awesome. Inhale slowly, rolling through that
left foot. We lift the back knee up, and once again, we look forward as
we rock the back toes up to meet the front, Uttenasana forward fold. Now
this time, you can experiment with the same thing: feet hip width apart,
you can rock a little side to side. Or to take it a step further, just to
kind of experiment, we’re going to bring the feet flush together now, maybe
keeping a little bit of the space, maybe like an inch worth between the
heels. So two big toes together, little space between
the heels. We inhale, lift a flat back, your version, and exhale. Release.
Interlacing your fingertips behind the calves. We bend the elbows left
to right and relax the weight of the head over. Now, notice I am not slamming,
locking my legs, but I’m giving it a little time and space here and
considering every muscle fiber. Reminding myself that it’s all connected as
I breathe deep here, pressing into all four corners of the feet. To take
it a step further, we might grab the elbows behind the legs, and then just
know we can also still be here, working it out. So it’s great, especially if you want to return
to the video. There are always lots of variations, ways to experiment.
For me, that’s what keeps the practice lovely. Let’s take one more deep
breath in here or wherever you are. And then gently release. Awesome. This time, we slide left toesies and come
into our runner’s lunge. So there’s also foundations for runner’s lunge.
I highly recommend that you check it out because this is great transition
pose that we often kind of blow through. Just keep the legs and the knees
in particular nice and happy. Great. Inhale, look forward, and exhale.
Slowly lower that left knee down again. Again, feel free to pad the knee here. Left
toes are curled under. We make sure that we stack the left hip over the left
knee. So again, the tendency is to kind of here, which is where the pose
looks pretty awesome. I’m like, “Wow, look how flexible I am,” but I think
it’s more beneficial and a little bit safer, actually, to keep this stacked.
So we walk the right toes out, they are both good, different things.
Different strokes for different folks as they say. Stupid. Okay Inhale, looking forward, and exhale rocking
it back. So I’m not just straightening my right leg. I’m really pulling
the left hip crease back, leveling the hips here and flexing that right
foot. Breathe deep. If you’re feeling a little wobbly, you can always come
on the top of that left foot for stability. But for me, and my body type,
it feels more stable with left toes curled under. All right. Let’s find a movement, a little
flow. We inhale, look forward, smile. Exhale, maybe coming onto the palms.
Keep that right foot flexed as we bow forward. Integrate the breath. We inhale,
loop the shoulders, open the heart, lengthen, and exhale, working with
those muscles, working with the breath. We fold. Here we go. Inhale and exhale. Release. Then
slowly, we come back up. We roll through that right foot, and maybe fold
our mat back down as we come back to our runner’s lunge. Take a deep breath
in here and then exhale, plant the palm, step it back to downward dog
for two nice, long, smooth, deep breaths. Pedal it out, melt your heart
back. Awesome. And then we’ll slowly lower back
onto the knees, cross the left ankle over the right, so we are just kind
of reversing the way that we got up here. And slowly come back to the buttocks,
and come back to flat back. So here we are going to grab the block. If
you don’t have the block, then that’s okay. We can use a nice firm book.
Hey-o. Or we can screw the props altogether and just use our hands. So I’ll
start with the block, and get into flat back. So take your block or your
book, and we’re basically going to go in the same order as before. So sole
of the left foot comes to the earth, and we are going to send the right
leg all of the way up. Really let the weight of that hip drop into socket here,
and then pay attention to lower back and upper body here too as well.
Just like we did before. Nothing like the support of the earth here
to check in with these tight hammies, to check in with the backs of the
legs. So I’m going to take the block, straight to my hammy here, straight
to Miami. Flex the right foot, keep the shoulders relaxed, and we are going
to use a little resistance here. So I’m not just pulling the block or
the book or the option here is to interlace the ends of your fingertips and
use the firmness of the palms to do this as well. But rather-and this is
important-and this is about strengthening these muscles, so we stretch
and then we strengthen, right? So I’m not just pulling the block to my right
thigh, but rather pressing back with the thigh. So really, left hamstring
is lengthening towards the sky as I flex through the right foot, and
I’m finding a little give and take here. You can stay here, or we can slide
that right foot down just as we did before. Sound effects. And then you know me. God is in the details,
or the devil’s in the details, however you want to see it. This right shoulder
might start to pull up, so just ground on down through that right shoulder,
keep dropping this right hip socket down with an exhale, energetically
pressing through that right heel, and we find a little resistance. So
it might be here. It might be here, or it might be a little further. Just
find where it is today and breathe. Let’s do three more breaths here. Sweet. And then we’ll soften through that
right knee and switch. Nice and easy. Nice and easy. Okay. Here we go. Sole
the right foot on the mat base. Extend the left foot up. Go ahead and catch
the back of that leg here with your block, the book or your palms. And again,
this is about finding that resistance. So we’re not just pulling up here.
It’s kind of the opposite so we are pressing with that hamstrink or string.
I can’t wait ’til I get hamstrinks. We’re pressing into the hamstring, and we’re
really find that again, that energy out through the left heel. Neck is
nice and long, long and beautiful. Stay here, use the sole of that
right foot for a little stability, especially if you are starting
to feel that prana, that energy, that shake. Or slide it down. Experiment. So nice, supportive stretching here. Let’s
do a few more breaths. Enjoy this time. Now, when you feel satisfied, we’ll
bend that left knee, soften it out, release the props to the sides. Send
both legs out, long, reach the full fingertips out, full body stretch, point
the feet, move the ankles, the wrists, take a deep…the wrists, the
wrist. Take a deep breath in. Smile. And exhale, release. Shavasana. Okie doke. So that was a sequence to strengthen
and lengthen the hamstrings. I think that of all the videos,
this is a really good one to favorite or click “Add to” down below so you
can return to the video more easily and find ease in the hamstrings. Slowly
begin to work with that flexibility, and give it to time. My biggest
suggestion to you is find what feels good and give it time, particularly
with this particular muscle group and back of the legs. All righty. Leave questions or comments below.
Subscribe to the channel, if you haven’t already. Join the Yoga with Adriene
family. We’d love to have you, and we will see you next time. Namaste.

100 thoughts on “Yoga For Hamstrings | Yoga With Adriene

  1. I had an awful severe pain in my left calf. And you said it's all connected. Worked on the hammies and left the calf muscles relieved of pain and tightness. No more pain after just one practice. You are Adorable, Hilarious and have saved my life.

  2. The progress I've felt after this video was incredible. I've been doing your yoga daily for the past fifty or so days and I've seen progress in every aspect apart from my ridiculously tight hamstrings. They improved a bit, as I could reach just past my knees before this video (before I started doing daily yoga, the tips of my fingers barely reached my knees!). But this video was so brilliant. I managed to touch my toes, with straight legs, for the first time in my life after this. Yoga really does show quick and brilliant progress, and your videos inspire me to keep going. Thank you <3

  3. I am SO HAPPY that I have found your channel, Adriene.

    After 22 years only now I can do a decent forward fold. I have done this stretch every day. After 2 weeks I have already seen crazy, amazing results!!!

  4. So crazy that I've been turning to this video for five years now every time my hammies need some extra care!

  5. HELP! I have been doing beginner yoga for over a year for a back injury and although my range of motion and core strength are the best they have been in years; my hamstrings are so hard to get in shape. My back will not let me do downward dog or forward folds. What else can I do?

  6. I have had tight hamstrings for forever. That second down dog really felt different. I think I may have to return often and see what amazing changes my body has in store for me when I work carefully and kindly and target my weaker areas. Thank you.

  7. Thank you Adriene. I had a lower back injury last year and this video has given me such relief. Iโ€™m also doing the dedicate 30 days for a second time. Your channel has changed my health for the better. Thank you so much. Please send my love to Benji also.

  8. Hi, so the "back of my knees (?)" don't touch the ground when I lay my legs on the ground and when I stand they don't fully straighten and are a bent a bit. I don't think this is normal so I'm wondering if this would help me.

  9. Iโ€™m hurt under the sit bone. Is there another video to help that part ? I canโ€™t sit or drive very long and would like to improve it fast. Thanks.

  10. Great video Adrien! Only been doing it for 3 days in a row now and my hammies feeling good factor has already been transformed massively…
    It just feel so much better โœŒ๐Ÿพ

  11. This was wonderful stretch! I am looking for more to do with the flax band I have (very stretchy)! Just have to invest in a block now. ^___^ Thank you Adriene. <3

  12. Loved this one Adriene
    You made me smile throughout the whole video with your comments lol
    Will come back and do this again ๐Ÿ™Œ

  13. I seriously neeed this hamstring stretch. I love how these practices make me more focused and present. Thank you. Namaste xo

  14. You are full of surprises, another great workout with you Adriene x
    You are a great funny teacher with lots of enthusiasm ,keep up the good work. Love you x namaste

  15. How did it take me almost 5 years to find this video??! Ommgggg so good on my poor little cramped dancer legs!!! I always love your videos, A

  16. Have strength training + golf practice on agenda today and feeling a little tighty in the hammies — revisited this diddy today filed away in my Hammies/Psoas combo folder; next up "Yoga for Psoas"

  17. Hi Adriene, I really enjoy doing my yoga with you. I wanted to ask you, please can you do more videos like this one? Thank you, have a good day my friend. x

  18. It's so rainy here today, so free rain-sounds and fresh air as I do this practice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for this practice, Adriene! Namastรฉ <3

  19. Ooh yes Adriene, Iโ€™m thinking this is for all those cyclists and runners in my family ( just achieved greatness in the Edinburgh Marathon ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป) and for me too. This senior yogi doesnโ€™t think much about hamstrings and this was proved by all my shaking and wobbling in my practice but it was fun and afterwards my legs can still feel their workout. Soooo good, must repeat ! See you tomorrow on the mat, nearing the end of OPEN ! ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’ž

  20. My hammies are quite flexible but your advise to be kind is so wise – after all my hammies are connected and those other parts aren't necessarily so flexible! Thank you Adriene xx Namaste ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

  21. I have fone this practice a lot of times but this is the first time that I really felt a diference in my hamstrings. Lovely! Thank you!

    P.S. Instead of a block I used "The male nude" edition of Taschen!

  22. Hi Adrienne , try as I might I cannot do the rock and roll:( would this be because my stomach muscles are not strong enough?

  23. I like the way Adriene walks us through the practice and reminds us to be gentle and kind to our bodies ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’•

  24. This was just what I needed. I didn't realize it until I started doing it, thankful for the monthly calendar.

  25. Adriene was on fire during this video ๐Ÿ˜‚ Got situated with my breath and then I was cracking up.

  26. Yay, 5 million subscribers! ๐Ÿ‘ Thank you for your dedication to this community and for making everyone's life a little bit brighter ๐Ÿ’›

  27. OPEN day 28

    That was awesome Adriene! My hamstrings really needed some attention, and I can feel how much loose I feel doing the poses after the first stretch. Sh*tโ€™s crazy man.


    #ywaOPEN #FWFG

  28. I just finished today wonderful practice, I had to improvise with the block and Adriene words of wisdom came to me, "that's the beauty of the at home practice." which made me smile, thank you for this video and taking the effort everyday to make videos for us on youtube , hope you are having a wonderful week so far, love yuh and Namaste๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•.

  29. This video helped so much! I have right hamstring tendinosis and it has been ongoing for months. It hurt all the way through till the block. Contracting against resistance and stretching really seem to help release it. I will definitely be returning to this video!

  30. I have been looking for something for my hamstrings because I find they really limit my ability to do yoga. I love Yoga with Adriene, but this sequence is not useful for people like me – or the one for hips and lower back. I couldn't even sit in the starting position for that one ๐Ÿ™ This is "Yoga for Hamstrings for people who are already flexible", not "Yoga for Hamstrings for people who cannot sit with their legs out". Head to the knee? Like so many desk workers, I need binoculars to see my knees I am so far.
    I would love Adriene to do some videos on something like remedial yoga for people who are starting so inflexible they cannot do regular yoga – but she might need to team up with some inflexible people to know what that really means. I think her version of 'tight' and 'inflexible' are still better than I will even get.
    In the mean time, does anyone have recommendations for good yoga for people with REALLY tight/short hamstrings?

  31. Day 147โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพโค๏ธ Happy international Day of Yogaโœจโœจโœจ Hope youโ€™ve a Gucci day

  32. I'm recovering from a knee injury and this low-to the ground, stretching, strengthening, as always mindful practice was just right!

  33. I've been suffering with what I think is a torn hamstring for at least 3 months. I rested it and it never got better. After 3 months of getting intense pain in my right buttock running all the way down to my calf, I elevated my leg whilst I got my motorbike tested for 30 minutes and found I could move my leg with less pain briefly, but woke up still struggling to put my socks on the next morning. I thought I had done the tear from stretching too far on a cold muscle, but then realised that resting hadn't fixed it, and that I had to stretch to fix it. I then remembered that my stretching routine had started with Yoga with Adriene videos, and so I looked up this video specifically. I have found such vast improvements from following doing this exercise routine every day. I sometimes do it twice, or I do this, and then a different video for sciatica, etc. I now know it in my head, so I can go outside and do it too! It's making a massive positive difference to my life, it was getting so frustrating after months with no improvements and consistent chronic and shooting pain. Thank you Adriene! I'll keep myself dedicated, with my improved movement and quality of life as motivation!

  34. Hi Adriene thank you your videos are so good! Adriene why is my leg shaking when I did the second part of the video with the block ?

  35. Like many men of my generation, we did not warm-up or cool-down when playing sport and as a result, we are left with very tight hamstrings in our later years. These hamstring poses are too challenging. I ( we) can't get anywhere near them. Are the easier poses that could set us on our way to more flexible hamstrings?

  36. Okie dokes, my hamstrinks are super tight Imma gonna have to replay this on the regular. Thanks Adriene! ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. Thanks! This is one of the most neglected and or forgotten places that we need to stretch and keep flexible.. it feels so much better when I stretch this part of my body out! Love your easy going way too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. I want to start yoga but my hamstrings are so tight that most bends hurt and not in a good way. This video is awesome, saved!

  39. This was great! Thank you so much. My hamstrings are often a little bit …. sticky stuck like very tight and unflexible and it often gives me trouble in my practice. But with your videos it's always fun, so I will give my hamstrings more love in the future!
    Thank you for your inspiring and kind way! – Namaste!

  40. Awsome video, thank you. Short enough that I have no excuse not to do it….. goal is 3 times a week. Years of running, my hamstrings are incredibly tight.

  41. I've been doing yoga with you for a couple of years but I just now discovered this gem of a video. My hamstrings are the tightest and most frustrating part of my body, and I feel like GOLD right now!

  42. To be honest I always hated stretching.
    It hurt so I didn't do it until the point where I had to. I saw that through stretching I felt better, my body was more flexible and didn't feel tight anymore. Still I wasn't consistent and disciplined enough to keep stretching so my muscles tensed again plus I wasn't really kind to my body.
    However, you make stretching fun and I love the funny things you say during your practice. I've learned to be kind to my body and to get more of a feeling of how to move and what feels good.

  43. Adriene, I love it when youโ€™re goofy. It makes me laugh out loud which releases a lot of stress. I left several times in this sequence. Thanks! I love doing yoga with you.

  44. Eventhough this vid is from a while back…, great poses. My hammies could be better, but i know this moves will help me get there. Tnx Adriene

  45. I liked that big stretch and it relieves tension in the neck because I can feel the difference after. It felt good and also for the mind and low back. My flexibility is better after. It improves very well and you can feel the result. Very effective. Thank you Adriene.

  46. saved it to my running training playlist – this is a great stretch for runners – and while I am currently bummed with an injury, I could still do it! all poses can be adapted and you can do them on your knees! BTW @yogawithadriene – do you have specific practices for hurt athletes / people with injury?

  47. I just finished my cool down running sequence and I was looking for more, so I started searching for yoga for hip pain but this one popped up, so I gave it a shot. I was surprised that I can straighten my leg now with only a 20 degree flex, as compared to before when I can barely straighten my leg when doing the hip crease challenge (as I call it). I attribute it to doing the other sequences of Adriene's yoga that I always enjoy. My goal is seeing my hammies stretch and lengthen and hopefully it will help with my hip pain too. Any other suggestions to help heal my rt hip pain? Thank you Adriene!

  48. Oh Adriene. This has got to be one of my absolute faves of your videos.. you are so funny. This video and all of yoga camp. You are just so authentically hilarious and I love it.

  49. Hey I have zero flexibility in my legs I canโ€™t even sit down with the lift you taught me today with my leg almost being fully bent , I also did the happy baby pose and canโ€™t do that roll thing because my spine is like a stegosaurus and it hurts to rock or do the rock n roll lol between the flexibility of my legs and the natural lift I canโ€™t maintain day to day, driving stretching for the gas and brake it forces me to sit on my back all the time I want to fix it

  50. You know these yoga/stretches videos where you're like "mmh I highly doubt that these will be good for the kind of pain (or situation) I'm in"? Maybe, you do them anyway. Well, that was one of them. My hamstrings were so sore that I thought that your stretches weren't efficient enough, too gentle. Well, they did wonder!! My left hamstring is still a little bit in pain but I do feel better so thank you. Plus that was a little yoga session since a pretty long time so that's just a bonus! <3

  51. Hi Adriene! I'm on amazing Yoga journey with You for almost a year now however I still struggle with hamstrings. How often, would You advice, I should do this routine? Thank You!

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