Aisling is an Irish writer and journalist, whose all about leading a healthy, active life. She followed up her journalism degree by studying sports nutrition.

16 Yoga Hamstring Stretches – Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

Yoga hamstring stretches

Tight hamstrings seem to come with being a runner and it can be quite a nuisance when your legs just aren’t cooperating when you want to get in your morning jog. Don’t they know you’re trying to train for a marathon?
Unfortunately, when you experience tightness in your hamstrings, it often precedes a formal injury. This means that if you don’t take care of the cause of this soreness, you’re quickly going to get injured. We’re going to take you through a series of 16 yoga poses to loosen up your tight hamstrings so you can get back to your regular running routine in no time, without risk of injury.

Best Yoga Poses for Runners: Essential Stretches for Pre and Post Running

Best yoga poses for runners

Did you know that practicing yoga is one of the best things you can do as a runner? Whether you’re partaking in a warmup yoga sequence to stretch before you hit the pavement or winding down with some asana, doing yoga has a lot of great benefits. We’re going to take a look at the 10 best yoga poses for runners, including essential stretches for both pre and post running.