Last Monday we introduced our first Kona Yoga produced video describing the hamstring muscles .
The pictures above were some of the shots I took during the week in
various classes, from Wednesday's Gentle Stretch (top row) to the
Friday All-levels class (bottom row). Some of the poses used to activate
the hamstrings were (top row, left to right) Prasarita Padottanasana
and Padangusthasana, (bottom row, left to right) Hanumanasana and
Uttanasana against the wall.
The photos illustrate that a
careful, consistent practice will safely allow you to move way beyond
the average range of motion . Also, a better understanding of the muscles
involved in the poses helps to translate the physical sensations we
often experience, in and out of class.
This week's focus will be on the quadriceps (thigh) so I went back to KM Massage Training Center to record another anatomy lesson for you, by Geno Ortiz