Hamstring Strengthening Exercise
Typically in yoga, we do more hamstring stretching – and not much hamstring strengthening. If we do too much passive stretching without strengthening, we can set ourselves up for injury. Try incorporating this hammy strengthener in your workout/yoga routine.
Start on your belly and place a yoga block between your feet. Bend your knees to about ninety degrees gently pressing hip bones down into ground. Stack hands, resting forehead on hands. On exhale, lift thighs off the floor and inhale lower them down. Do this 10x. Step two: Lift thighs to a hover and straighten legs. Bend legs back to starting point, keeping thighs lifted the entire time. Do this 10x.