In a recent blog, I detailed one of the most common yoga injuries I see: over-stretched hamstring tendons. This injury puts a real damper on a yogi’s practice, as until it heals, every forward fold can be painful, as well as worsening the tear.
The good news is the remedy is very straightforward, and two part:
1. Ease up on forward folds, so there’s never pain at the top of the thigh.
2. Add exercises shown in the below video to knit the hamstrings back together.
I hope this video supports your practice, and serves your healing.
If you’re ready to dive into your own practice and uncover the simple science in your own body so you can develop patterns in your yoga practice that will serve you for the long haul, check out our 50-hour Immersion at Maha Yoga this summer. It’s not about advanced poses; if you’re interested, you’re ready.