Running and crazy-tight hamstrings seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it doesnt have to be that way! Hop on your mat after a run and do this short yoga sequence. It not only targets the backs of the legs, but also increases flexibility in the lower back and hips—opening those areas also helps to decrease tightness in the hamstrings.
Sitting down all day makes for really tight hips and hamstrings which often is the root cause of low back pain. If any of that sounds like it pertains to you, give this sequence a try. Always work within a pain-free range, and never push yourself too hard. Breathe 5-7 long, full breaths in each pose before going on to the next posture. Have a wonderful weekend! PS- A gentle yoga sequence, yoga for better sleep, and a short energizing yoga flow to combat the afternoon slump.