Whether you travel a lot, work as a "desk jockey", or seem to stiffen up after a brisk walk, there are numerous yoga poses for tight hamstrings that help you relieve tension. The asanas below demonstrate a variety of ways you can stretch your hamstrings, even at a beginning yogi's level. Share these tips with your favorite runner, too, as he or she may experience a greater release through the hamstrings for longer periods of time than just stretching against a wall.
Tips to Make the Most of These Asanas
Below you'll find a number of yoga poses that can help you stretch and loosen your hamstrings. Hold these poses for up to a minute on each leg for the best results. Also make sure to go through a 10-minute warmup before any yoga or cardio routine.
Gallery of Yoga Poses for Tight Hamstrings
Give each of these poses a try to decide which ones work best for you.
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Practicing yoga is a great way to get in better shape. Look for more helpful poses in our Yoga Pose Gallery.