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10 Yoga Poses for Runners

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8. Downward Dog > Pigeon Pose

From downward dog, swing your right leg through your arms, and bend that right leg before placing it on the floor with your knee right between your hands. Extend your left leg behind you, and press with your hands on the floor, arching your back. You should feel a good stretch in your hips and along the front of your body. Hold this pose for 10 deep breaths, then switch your legs and repeat on the left side.

To come out of pigeon pose, flex the back foot, and swing it around in front of you. Straighten the front leg, so you’re sitting up straight with your legs sticking out in front of you. Now, come to a standing position.

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10:26AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

These all look very doable - even for a beginner. Thanks.

1:15PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

the funny thing is when I used to do sports I did several of these poses and I had no idea they were yoga until now....welp now i need to get back into shape, and it looks like these are coming back as well.

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2:28AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

J'adore le yoga ! Quelle belle découverte pour moi !!!

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7:51AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

thank you

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