Tight hamstrings? Then you'll find the Parsvottanasana intense side stretch to be quite agreeable. How to perform hamstring stretch
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Hi, I am Dina Prioste and welcome to Get Exercised. Personal response to some scared comments about my angry episode last week. Don't worry if you have never insulted me or an idea of mine then it wasn't about you. You on the other hands I like, so much. So today I am going to show you my favorite hamstring stretch, yes. It's called the intense side stretch or Parsvottanasana in Sanskrit, which is not to be confused with Parsvokonasana which is an extended side angle. They are like totally different. Begin standing next to a wall, if your hips square to facing the wall and you want your feet about three to three and half feet apart. Make sure your back foot is angled in like you would in a Warrior 2 pose. Take your hands to the wall and walk your hands down until your back is parallel to the floor and nice and long here and just take a deep breath and really press your hands to the wall to make your back long, you are going to feel that stretch in the right hamstring. It feels so good in the morning, let me tell you. Yes, yes, if you have the flexibility here and you would like a deeper stretch, you can go ahead and bring your hands to some blocks, books or even to the floor on either side of this front ankle here. Two ways you can do this. You can keep the back really nice and long as you fall forward, so you really feel that deep stretch in the front hamstrings. Or you can take a deep breath inhale, exhale just fold all the way in and hang up here, that's going to give you much more of the stretch in the back. Oh, Parsvokonasana, yes, Parsvottanasana. Parsvottanasana yes, yes, yes. Parsvottanasana or intense side stretch which is really more like a forward stretch, but it is also sometimes known as Pyramid pose in English and it's a great way to stretch out the back and the leg after running, biking or doing any kind of intense cardio exercise. Yes, yes, yes, oh, next week, I am going to show you few tips that helps me to practice handstand up against the wall and I am going to practice my balancing in it which needs help. Thanks for watching. I am Dina Prioste and you have just been exercised. Yes, yes I almost just broke a lamp. People sleeping.