Practicing yoga with tight hamstrings isn't about stretching past your known limits. It's about finding a way to practice within them.
Your hammies and lower back will feel more relaxed before you know it.
If you’re struggling to stretch your hamstrings effectively at home without a stretching partner, you might consider trying out a hamstring stretching device. Designed to help you target the right areas and get an effective stretch all by yourself, hamstring stretching devices aim to help relieve stiffness and tightness and improve flexibility. These devices can come in a wide range of designs, with everything from steel poles to elastic bands. Finding the best one for you will mean considering factors like price, portability, ease of use, shape, and design. To help you start narrowing it down, we’ve pulled together four great options to suit a variety of preferences.
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Sage Rountree takes on the bane of athletes and yogis everywhere: tight hamstrings.