Running can be hard on your body, and a good stretching routine can make a big difference in your routine. Check out these yoga poses for runners!
Running is great for your heart and for your waist line, but it can be tough on your joints and muscles. It’s a high impact workout, which means your body might need a little bit of extra TLC to recover than it might after a brisk walk or a swim. These yoga poses for runners help stretch and strengthen the muscles you use during your runs to help protect your joints and improve your performance.
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If you’re new to yoga, I highly recommend taking a few classes with a proper yoga instructor before heading off to practice on your own. The key to yoga’s benefits is in proper alignment, and a teacher can help you get a feel for how to position yourself properly during your yoga practice.
Yoga classes can get pricey, but many studios will offer packages where you can sign up for a block of classes at a discount. You can also often find studios that offer a free trial class, which is a great way to find a studio that works for you. There are many different yoga styles, so you may want to test the waters before committing.
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You can pick and choose among these yoga poses for runners – adding them into your yoga routine – or you can treat these 10 poses as its own series. I will walk you through how to flow between the poses, if you want to do all 10 in a row, but you can also rest between the poses if that’s the pace you prefer. Listen to your body, and have fun with it!