5 Essential Yoga Poses for Runners
Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Over time, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries. Yoga is a wonderful tool to help mobilize and stretch tough spots where runners need more mobility.
- Improved Performance
- Reduced Risk of Injury
- Faster Recovery
- Improved Balance and Agility
- Improved Focus and Concentration for Competition
- Increased Strength and Flexibility
- Prevention of Sports Related Injuries
- Greater Range of Motion
- Improved Circulation
1. Downward-Facing Dog
Bring the hands shoulder width apart and feet hip with apart. Press your hands and feet down into the floor. Lengthen through your spine and release the shoulders down the back. Stretch your heels down into the floor. Press the bases of the index fingers actively into the floor.
3. Crescent Lunge
4. Standing Forward Bend
5. Pigeon Pose