Yoga pose are basically a wide range of physical activities which keeps your body fit. To perform the yoga poses your body needs to stretch a lot and in actually does a best for them. These type of yoga poses are actually good for the athletes and for the players and for them who can do a lot of physical activities.
In this particular article we are going to share some important and popular yoga poses which actually helps you to stretch your hamstrings. This poses are very easy to do and thus you can easily perform them. But remember one thing before you do the poses. Just do what is done easily by you and do not pressurize your body to do the extreme as it may cause injury to you.
Here Are The 6 Best Yoga Poses To Stretch Your Hamstrings:
Crescent Moon Pose:
Crescent Moon Pose is one type of standing pose which stretches your hamstrings. This pose is called “Anjaneyasana” in Sanskrit language. Perform this pose regularly to stretch your hamstrings. First perform mountain pose keeping both of your hands beside your body. Now fold your left leg at the knee so that it should be in perpendicular level with the ground. Now stretch both of your hands beside your head and move it in upward direction. Also stretch your left leg in backward direction so that the hamstring of your left leg stretched mostly. Keep the finger of the left feet only to the ground and keep the body weight on that. Keep breadhing normally and hold the pose for 10-12 seconds and then release it.
Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose:
Wide Legged Forward Bend Pose is a well known pose which stretches your hamstrings and this pose is known as “Prasarita Padottanasana” originally in Sanskrit. Stand straight on your both feet keeping your spine perpendicular with the floor. Now try to stretch both of your legs keeping them apart from each other. Now slowly bend the upper part of your body in front and stretch both of your hands in forward. Hold both of your ankles with the hands. Stay normal and relax by breathing normally. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds and then release.
Half Moon Pose:
Half Moon Pose is a very easy pose which also involves the stretching of your hamstrings and this pose is known as “Ardha Chandrasana” in Sanskrit. First stand on your feet like you do in mountain pose. Now slowly bend your upper body part and then slowly lift the left leg from the ground. I this position keep your right hand on the floor firmly placing the palm on the floor. It will help you to keep the balance of your body. Hold the pose for 10 seconds and then release. Repeat it taking a break of 5-10 seconds.
Revolved Side Angle Pose:
This pose is known as “Parivatta Parsavakonasana” in Sanskrit originally and is a great pose to stretch your hamstrings in a healthy way. To perform Revolved Side Angle Pose stand on both of your feet keeping the spine erect with the floor and keep your hands beside your body. Now keep your right leg one step forward and bend it at your knees thus your upper leg is perpendicular with the ground. Now stretch your left leg in backward direction keeping the body balance on the fingers of the feet. Now stretch your right hand and keep it on the ground placing the palm firmly on the ground. Also stretch your left hand so that it forms a straight line with the stretched left leg. Hold the pose for 10-15 seconds and then release it.
Bow Pose is known as “Dhanurasana” in Sanskrit as the body shape of the performer resembles you the bow shape. First lay straight on the floor keeping your face downward and place both of your hands beside your body. Now slowly uplift the upper and lower body part from the ground. Also stretch both of your hands in backward and try to hold the feet. Keep in mind that both of your legs must be together. Slightly bend your head in backward and keep breathing properly. Hold the pose for 15 seconds and then repeat it.
Plough Pose is another important pose which effectively stretches up your hamstrings in effective manner. To perform this pose perfectly follows each specified steps. First lay straight on the floor keeping your face upward and also keep both of your hands beside your body thus your palms must face downward. Now slowly uplift your feet from the floor and then raise the whole leg from the floor. Try to touch the ground of the opposite side of your head with your feet. Keep your hands beside your body in the same position. Hold the pose for 10-12 seconds. End it up with Corpse Pose.