I recently wrote a blog post that questioned the widespread belief that strengthening muscles makes them "tighter". In the post, I focused on the hamstrings as my main example, because so many people have "tight" hamstrings, but they are generally not recommended to strengthen them due to a belief that this would only make them tighter. Additionally, we spend a lot of time stretching our hamstrings in yoga, but very little time strengthening them.
Can you tell that I think hamstring-strengthening is a good idea, especially for yogis? :)
This video demonstrates one method of strengthening the hamstrings that can easily be included in any yoga class. I love this move and hope you have fun trying it out!
Related: 5 Weeks to Strong, Flexible Hamstrings online program