Hamstring Stretches Yoga asana/postures

Hamstring Stretches Yoga asana/postures:

Stretching improves the flexibility of your hamstrings, helping you prevent injury during your daily activities and workouts. Many of the hamstring stretches given below might help you with your back pain, sciatica, slip disc or disc herniation. If anyone is struggling with the forward bends (rounding the back), try the reclining hamstring stretches.

Scroll through our Yoga hamstring stretching Asana/Posture library for beginner, intermediate and advanced postures, Click on the link or thumbnails to know the details


Ardha Baddha Padmotanasana – Half Bound Lotus Standing Forward Bend

This can be quite a tricky posture so there are a few modifications that can be made throughout.  Stay standing, just work on building the ...
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Janu Sirshasana – Seated Head To Knee Posture

Steps: Sit with legs out stretched and the feet together. Bend the left leg and place the sole of your foot on the right inner ...
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Krounchasana – Heron Pose

Krounchasana/Heron Pose is an intense forward bend pose which also comes in the Intermediate series of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This can be a difficult pose ...
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Malasana – Garland Posture

Other names for this posture include; deep squat, namaskar asana Steps: Start in Samasthiti (equal standing posture), with your feet slightly wider than hip distance ...
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Pada Prasar Paschimottanasana – Legs Spread back stretch pose

Pada - Legs Prasar - Spread Steps:- Sit in Dandasana Spread your legs as wide as possible. Interlock the fingers behind the back. Raise the ...
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Padangushtasana – Hand to Big Toe Posture

Steps: Start with your feet parallel and hip width apart apart. Spread your weight evenly over the feet, and contract your thigh muscles to lift ...
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Parivrtta Supta Padangustasana – Revolved Reclining Hand To Big Toe Posture

Steps: Start with lying down on your back and spread your arms by the side of the body. Bend your right knee and hold the ...
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Parivrtta Trikonasana – Revolved triangle posture

Parivrtta means revolved, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to 3.5 ft apart (or keep the gap between ...
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Parshvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Posture

Steps: Starting with the right foot about 3ft in front of your left, toes pointing to the front edge of your mat. Turn your left ...
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Paschimottanasana – Intense West Stretch / Seated Forward Bend

This posture is full of benefits, but also not free from risks. Especially people with weak backs, need to listen to their body and modify ...
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Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C & D – Wide legged Forward bend A,B,C & D

Prasarita : Wide stance ; Pad: Foot ; Uttan : Intense stretch Prasarita Padottanasana A,B,C,D comes in the Starting sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Prasarita ...
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Supta Konasana – Reclining Angle Posture

Steps: Start by placing some blankets on the floor, folded neatly. These folded blankets will support your neck and shoulders. Lie on your back, with ...
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Supta Padangushtasana – Reclining Big Toe Posture

Steps: Start lying on your back with your legs stretched out, and arms by your sides, you may put a thin cushion or folded blanket under ...
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Urdhva Uttanasana- Upwards Forward Bend

Steps: Start with feet together and hands by the sides of the body (Samasthiti) Exhale and bend forward from the hips, not the waist (to ...
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Uttanasana – Standing Forward Bend

Steps: Starting either in Samasthiti (equal standing posture), or Urdhva Hastasana (Upward hand posture). Exhale and bend forward from the hips, not the waist (to ...
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Utthita Hasta Padangushtasana/ Upright hand to big toe pose

Utthita - Upright Hasta - hand Pad - feet Angushtha - big toe Steps: Start from Tadasana/Samasthiti shift your whole weight on your left leg ...
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Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Posture

Utthita = extended Parsva = side, Kon = angle Utthita Parsvakonasana Utthita Parsvakonasana variation Steps 1. Begin in Samasthiti (Mountain Pose). Exhale step your right ...
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Utthita Trikonasana – Extended Triangle Posture

Utthita means extended or stretched, trikon means triangle. Steps: Stand in Tadasana. Inhale and spread your feet about 3 to 3.5 ft apart (or keep ...
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