Hamstrings workshop: 17 March 2013

Hamstrings workshop with Nathalie at Yoga Place E2

Sunday 17 March 2013, 2-5pm 

Hamstrings are a common source of frustration for many yoga practitioners. In this workshop the focus will be on why the hamstrings are so important to a fulfilling yoga practice and exploring tips and tricks for healthy hamstring stretches.

The hamstrings are intimately connected to the health of the lower back and pelvis. Many back injuries and lower back pain issues are directly related to the hamstrings. Also, sometimes the way practitioners stretch the hamstrings, particularly in forward folds causes injury to the connective tissue in the lower back.

We will explore in depth specific actions in yoga poses that will help make more progress in elongating and lengthening the hamstrings, leading to greater ease in forward folds and helping to ease back pain.

Tension in the lower body, particularly the soles of the feet, the calves and the hamstrings translates up the whole body. Tension in the hamstrings or lower legs tends to cause tension in the lower back and the neck and even tension around the head that is related to tension headaches. So stretching the hamstrings is not just for the benefit of the legs, it’s really for the benefit of the whole body.

In this 3 hour workshop we will cover anatomy, alignment and explore a range of asanas designed to strengthen and lengthen the hamstrings. Open to all levels of practitioners, this workshop will particularly benefit those who feel tight hamstrings hamper their practice and those who have hyper extension in the legs.

£30 (£25 concessions)

Click here to book http://www.yogaplace.co.uk/event/healthy-hamstrings-bending-forward/

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