Vinyasa Yoga

Yoga Videos for Improving Running and Teaching Yoga

Leslie Vale • October 24, 2016
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. Move For Flexibility by Julie Montagu
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1. Moon Salutation
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Warm up or cool down with the full body range of motion sequence, inspired by the Yoga Moon Salutation
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. Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
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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.
4. Upper Body Stretch
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Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
5. Post Run Stretch
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Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
6. Sun Salutations
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Saluting the sun is a group of poses that works the whole body, builds internal heat, and it will increase your energy level.
7. Yoga for Surfers
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This yoga routine is for surfers, however it is good for anybody! It focuses on shoulders, hips and core strength.
8. Move For Flexibility
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Yoga is great for our physical lives because when our body feels good we feel more confident and happy. A regular practice will stretch out your limbs and improve flexibility, which is important for increasing our range of motion so we feel our best as we move through the day. In this Happy Yoga class, Julie will guide you through some of her favourite poses for increased flexibility and the release of muscular tension in the body.
9. 15 Minute Yoga for Men
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This video is really for anyone, but it focuses on opening up the shoulders, chest, hip flexors and hamstrings, which are all common trouble areas for men. Start with a warm up before doing this video. Always work within a pain-free range, and remember that flexibility comes with practice.
10. Yoga For Runners 2 - Cool Down Sequence
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Stretch it out and cool it down after your run with this Yoga For Runners Sequence! This practice is an all level sequence that is good for keeping the muscles and joints happy and healthy. Use the tools of Yoga to compliment your running practice. Check in with your breath, stretch and strengthen the muscles and avoid unnecessary tightness, soreness and joint pain.
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