Yoga for runners is literally magic. Runners know all too well the terrible aches and pains that come from a workout session without the necessary stretching to follow.
Because let’s be real, runners: if you skip your post-run stretch, you might as well just start asking for pain.
That’s because stretching pre- and post-run doesn’t just help to keep your muscles supple and limber, it also helps to prevent injury. Yoga also works heavily with balance to help strengthen and stabilize the muscles of your lower body to better enable your running habits.
Yoga for runners is a total win-win.
Not convinced? Here Are 5 Benefits of Yoga For Runners
Melt Away Running Pains With This 22-Minute Yoga for Runners Online Yoga Class
With Louise Boyd
22-minutes Class | All Levels
Want a brief glimpse into what to expect during this online yoga for runners class?
This short and sweet 22-minute flow will target all the major muscles that you use to run with a special focus on your lower body, including your calves, hamstrings, and hips.
You’ll start in a soothing position lying on your back and jump straight into some gentle glute and hip stretches. You’ll move on to softly coax your hamstrings open and then slowly release and massage your lower back.
Next, you’ll gently open your inner thighs before giving your hamstrings some more tender, loving care.
And don’t worry, you won’t miss out on releasing your quads! With some basic lunges, you’ll target your hip flexors and quadriceps before moving on to a few basic balance postures that will further release your hips, hamstrings, and calves while simultaneously building strength and stability in your lower body.
You’ll finish up with some more gentle glute and hip stretches before surrendering into a relaxing Savasana.
Yoga for Runners Is Not Something You Want to Skip
Runners, you know how crucial stretching and basic strengthening is to your running regimin. So don’t skip out on it!
Make it a daily habit to hop on your mat before or after each run. Your body (and your mind!) will thank you immensely.
Enjoy your practice!
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