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Office Yoga: Hamstring Stretch.

<p>Come onto your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders.</p>




Step 1: Come onto your hands and knees with your hands under your shoulders.





Step 2: Lift your left leg up as high as you can. You can bend your knee if you need to.





Step 3: Point your toes up and then down.





Step 4: Point your toes toward your leg. Place the ball of your foot on the ground and press your heel down. Feel your leg lengthen.Step 4: Point your toes toward your leg. Place the ball of your foot on the ground and press your heel down. Feel your leg lengthen.




  • Do you have sore shoulders, wrists that ache, neck pain, or just general stress? Use these simple weekly yoga postures to help you create a better day. Just a few minutes throughout your workday will make a big difference! As you start each stretch remember to take nice deep breaths and be aware of your body.



  • As you go through these postures, remember safety comes first. You might feel uncomfortable, which is natural, pain, however, is not OK. It is your body telling you to stop.



  • This exercise strengthens the upper body, as well as lengthens and tones the legs, hips and thighs. It stretches and strengthens the Achilles heel and calves.






Helen Goldstein is the former director/owner of The Yoga Studio in Toronto. For corporate and private classes please contact her at yoginihelen@gmail.comor 416-964-6156.

 
 
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