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.
Who doesn’t want a yoga butt?! Well, it may depend on which definition you’re using. ‘Yoga Butt’- once the phrase for a supposedly enviable perky derriere – is now a term often used to refer to a pesky overstretch injury at the top of the hamstrings. This pain in the butt is marked by inflammation of the tendons that connect the hamstring muscles on the back of the leg (semitendinosus, s