If you are one of these people that love to work out, you should understand the importance of being flexible.
When you are a flexible person you can achieve a wider range of motion. Some exercises may strain your muscles when they aren’t very flexible, but when your muscles are able to have a greater range of motion, you won’t be hurting yourself just to complete some movements.
Flexibility will also help prevent injuries. As mentioned earlier, sometimes you strain your muscles just to finish a movement. When you are flexible, your muscles are able to move with more freedom leading to fewer injuries.
Flexible muscles will also help improve your performance in the gym. Because your muscles have fewer restrictions on their movements, they will be able to do more during your workout.
Hamstrings Are the Core
You’ll be surprised to learn that a lot of body issues happen because of the hamstrings.
Having flexible hamstrings can help with a lot of the problems you are having. A lot of people experience lower back pain for multiple reasons. Your hamstrings are connected with your lower back so it makes sense that when you’re able to bend and have a bigger range of motion with your hamstrings, your lower back will not have nearly as much pain.
Crazy to think that inflexible hamstrings can cause issues with your back.
These 16 yoga poses are meant to help you improve your flexibility. The more yoga you practice the more you’ll find some pains disappearing.
I’m not going to tell you that yoga is magical but yoga is magical.
1. Downward Facing Dog
This will stretch both of your hamstrings at the same time. At first, you won’t want to try and be deep in this stretch. As time progresses, slowly go deeper and deeper into the stretch. This will also help stretch your achilles and ankles.
While doing this pose, make sure you keep your heels glued to the ground to get the full effect of it.
2. Head to Knee Forward Bend
You will need to do the pose for both legs. You aren’t expected to actually get your head to your knee right away. Over time, you will be able to get there.