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
1. Yoga for Surfers
This yoga routine is for surfers, however it is good for anybody! It focuses on shoulders, hips and core strength.
2. 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.
3. Moon Salutation
Warm up or cool down with the full body range of motion sequence, inspired by the Yoga Moon Salutation
4. Yoga For Runners 2 - Cool Down Sequence
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.
5. Post Run Stretch
Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
6. 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.
7. Post Run Stretch at Home
Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
8. Upper Body Stretch
Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
9. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
10. 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.