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Kris Blum

Research the Graston Technique, its great at breaking up scar tissue.


Fantastic article! As a Yoga teacher I definitely relate, find this very informative and super useful. Thank you so much for providing this, Yoga Journal and Roger Cole, you guys rock!


Anyone have an idea about how to tell if it's sciatica or hamstring pain? I've had pain for a month now that swear started as sciatica (as I've had it before) but it keeps moving around, and some days mild stretching makes the pain go away and some days its very throbbing in the mid hamstring.

Mr Glass

Hi Ainsley,

I tore my hamstring away from bone in both legs (different times), i managed to recover from them both but the first one took years as i kept playing sports and the second at least half a year from my memory. They are fine now but still wary of them, surgery probably best as I'm sure i have a lot of scarred tissue the physio never fully broke up etc

Lola Scarborough

Using yoga as a injury recovery technique is one of the things I love best about the practice. This is an excellent article. I've bookmarked it and I'll be sharing it with some of my students! Lola at Yoga Lola Studios.


I havea friend who has torn is hamstring muscles away from the bone. He is scheduled to have surgery to replace the muscles to the tendon. Is there any other optins for him? Does he have to go under the knife to repair the torn muscles or is there anything he can practice?


Thank you. I'm still practicing yoga but bend my right knee (right hamstring injury) so as not to aggravate the tendon and going into postures more slowly and laying of certain postures. what I've learned to avoid is after a good yoga session, the hamstring hurts less so I falsely think its better and stretch more, which causes more pain after cool off. Learned my lesson. Thanks again


Thank you. I am going to perform the above techniques (I also have hip flexor injury in same leg which is being treated by a PT) and hopefully I well get better. I have decided to lay off Ashtanga yoga for a while (I love it but I got the same injury last year) and do a more restorative type of yoga.

Anne Polk

Thank you for the very eductional article on upper hamstring tendon injuries. I am following the guidelines and recovering slowly. My doctor did not have a clue as to what the injury could possible be. Applying ice was very healing.

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