Yoga for Lower Back Pain Relief and Releasing the Hamstrings

Tight hamstrings are a challenge for many yoga practitioners, both new and experienced. Many of us spend a lot of time sitting with our knees bent at a right angle – a position that shortens the hamstrings. Conversely, if you have a job that involves a lot of walking, you may also find your hamstrings have tightened up over the course of the day.

Releasing tight hamstrings not only makes a great number of yoga poses more accessible, but – more importantly –  it takes strain off the lower back. Because the hamstrings are intimately connected to the health of the lower back and pelvis, many back injuries and low back pain issues are related to the hamstrings.

Sometimes the way people stretch their hamstrings can cause an injury to the connective tissue in the lower back. In this class, however, you’ll learn safe and effective ways to lengthen out your hamstrings without putting strain on your lower back. Join Eva Norlyk Smith and lengthen your hamstrings to enjoy greater ease in yoga poses and a healthier low back.