Yoga for Athletes

Yoga Videos for Improving Running and Dancers

Leslie Perryman • June 3, 2015
Runners are always looking for effective ways of taking care of their bodies and practicing yoga is a proven way for runners to prevent injuries. Running can be particularly hard on your knees, back and ankles and there are a number of specific yoga poses that can help relieve the strain placed on these muscles, increase your functional strength and flexibility. By helping you to train your breathing yoga can also help you to increase your oxygen intake whilst running. 20 Minute Pre-Run Warm Up Yoga
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1. Hamstring Stretches
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Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
2. Yoga for Runners
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Do you like running or jogging? Here's a yoga sequence that will help you to strengthen the hips and hamstrings. This is Yoga for runners.
3. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
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This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
4. Yoga for Athletes: Strength Sequence
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In this Yoga for Athletes class, Tammy will lead you through a series of full body poses designed to increase strength and stamina. Sun salutations, warrior poses, and arm balances are a few of the poses you'll encounter. This class is appropriate for intermediate and advanced students.
5. Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
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If you have a park bench or wall to stretch at, use it! If not, you can do similar standing stretches for hips and hamstrings without even taking your sneakers off.
6. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
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Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
7. Yoga for Surfers: Strengthening the Legs
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Need a boost in your athletic flexibility and execution? This well balanced sequence can be performed before your surf routine, or before any workout that requires lower body mobility. Feel the immediate benefits of increased agility through the hips and legs. In this Grokker Premium video, celebrated yoga expert Ashleigh Sergeant takes you through a yoga sequence designed to build strength and circulation through your muscles, then broadens range of motion through the joints.
8. Free Your Spine: Core
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Move that middle and strengthen those abs! A healthy spine is essential for experiencing the inherent freedom of your body, heart and spirit. This 2nd class, in the 3-part series, invites you to dynamically play with your own energy. Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant brings you fun, creative and personalized ways to strengthen your core and lengthen your spine in this Grokker Premium video. A strong focus on individualized, creative and spontaneous movement helps make this core work-out fun and challenging. Intermediate Level
9. Pre-Run Warm Up
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This is an instructional yoga video that is perfect for a pre-run warm up. It incorporates a bit of core work and lots of hamstring and hip flexor lengthening. As always, be sure to move within a pain-free range, and breathe full, deep breaths.
10. Yoga for Athletes: Prevent and Heal Injuries
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In this effective cross training video tailored for athletes, you'll cultivate a deeper connection to your body, and attune to the breath. Using repetitious, basic, yet powerful moves lead by Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you'll find this video to be the perfect addition to your weekly athletic regime. Refine your own strength with plyometrics, strength building, and core work in this Grokker Premium video. All levels welcome.
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