15 March 2020 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Organised by : Martin Thompson
HAMSTRINGS This workshop will demonstrate and enable safe and effective strategies for opening the Hamstrings. Understanding how to safely stretch the Hamstrings and with careful instruction progress will be swift.…
This workshop will demonstrate and enable safe and effective strategies for opening the Hamstrings. Understanding how to safely stretch the Hamstrings and with careful instruction progress will be swift.
SAFELY STRECHING HAMSTRINGS
Tendinitis is a common problem for many yoga students and one that can easily be resolved with correct stretching. Tendinitis is a symptom of stretching a muscle at its origin or insertion, in other words the tendon is stretched and not the muscle. Tendons are not designed to be stretched, and when they are it causes pain and inflammation.
Safe stretching of the hamstrings comes through ensuring it is the body of the muscle that is stretched. There are methods to ensure safe stretching and this workshop will show how.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a system that ensures safe and effective stretching and ensures it is the body of the muscle which is lengthened. PNF stretching can be done as a self-adjustment or by an adjuster. It involves putting a muscle under tension and creating resistance. There are some rules for safe and effective PNF stretching which is covered in the workshop
Are receptors which are in joints and prevent muscles from stretching beyond their normal range of movement, so preventing injury. PNF stretching will override the signals sent by the Golgi receptors allowing for more range of movement.
WHY STRETCH THE HAMSTRINGS?
Opening the Hamstrings is a part of realigning posture, and enables the Pelvis to sit in neutral, which then involves many movements and muscle groups. Tight Hamstrings will cause postural imbalance and a knock on effect can be backache. Overall postural alignment is vital to good health.
This workshop will include Asana’s and stretches for Hamstrings and surrounding muscle groups for overall postural alignment.
WHO’S THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Your teacher Alex Arnold has 35 years of practice experience and is a leading teacher at Yoga Dharma.