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 Flow
1. Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
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.
2. Hamstring Stretches
Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
3. Post Run Stretch at Home
Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
4. Sun Salutation Variation
This video features the Sun Salutation and includes more moves than the previous videos.
5. Yoga for Surfers: Balance
If you're looking to enhance performance and mobility on your board, bike, or in your typical run routine, this Grokker premium video is perfect for you. Designed by Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, the routine improves core strength through a variety of ab integration techniques and standing balancing postures.
6. Yoga for Runners
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.
7. Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
Stretching is an important part of preventing and healing plantar fasciitis. Daily stretching can help you heal your aching heel. Seeing a foot and ankle doc made all the difference in the world, so don't delay.
8. Moon Salutation
Warm up or cool down with the full body range of motion sequence, inspired by the Yoga Moon Salutation
9. Post Ride or Run Stretch
After you ride or run, quick stretch for hamstrings, quads and hips - Great to use a fence, bench or tree for stretches.
10. 15 minute gentle yoga for athletes
This is a gentle yoga sequence especially great for athletes. As many athletes have tight hips and hamstrings, this sequence intends to bring length into those areas, which also help release lower back tension. Always work within a pain-free range.