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10 Yoga Poses for Runners

Savasana

10. Tree Stand > Savasana

From tree stand, come to a sitting position on the floor, then recline, so that you’re lying on your back. Place your arms a little bit away from your sides and your feet about hip-width apart. Relax, and let your legs rotate outward. Focus on relaxing all of your muscles, from the top of your head down to your toes as you take deep, relaxing breaths.

Savasana might not seem like an important posture, but it’s just as beneficial as any other in this series. While your body is in savasana, your muscles are processing all of the stretching and strengthening work that you just did. Relax, and let your body recover.

Do you have any post-run yoga postures that you practice? I’d love to hear about your yoga poses for runners!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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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.

2:21PM PST on Dec 26, 2013

Thanks.

10:46PM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

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1:56PM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thanks.

2:28AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

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

4:12AM PDT on Sep 3, 2013

ty

8:20AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

noted

7:51AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

thank you

5:56AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

thanks

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