Hamstrings and Spine

Having flexible hamstrings is important for balance and freedom of motion


4/14/20231 min read

With x-ray vision like this drawn illustration, you can see that your hamstrings actually needs to be long and strong. It is important for stability and balance. Sitting in chairs for long periods cause short, tight muscles that cannot extend to its full capacity, restricting your range of motion.

If balance is tricky for you, it can be corrected with regular practice. In class you practice postures to gently stretch and pull warm muscles to elongate and strengthen supporting structures like your hamstrings

It takes time and dedication to get there, but the goal is freedom to move unrestricted. Every bit of effort you put in, imperfect as it may be, IS progress!