Running is a great way to stay in shape but it can also put a toll on your body. Find your balance with these yoga poses that can help strengthen and protect your body.
Improve your balance and strengthen your legs in this pose. Once you’ve mastered Tree pose, try closing your eyes and holding the pose for an extra test of your balance.
Especially if you are tight, this pose can be beneficial for your hips and glutes. If you feel any discomfort, try resting your arm on a block.
This essential yoga pose opens the arms and upper back while also strengthening and lengthening the body. For a better overall stretch, lift your hips and push your heels into the ground.
Avid runners often have strong legs but can have neglected areas like their core and arms. Upper body yoga targets this upper body area.
Lunges are great for balance- an essential for any runner. To take the pose further, drop down onto your elbows.
Seated Spinal Twist
Twists can help lengthen and loosen the upper body. Cross your right knee over your left leg- keep your right knee bent with the sole of your foot on the ground. Reach your left arm across your body and put it against the outside of your thigh- twist and hold. Repeat on the other side.
Stretch, stretch and more stretch! This pose is great for your hamstrings and calves. Pull on your toes for an extra bonus in the arches of your feet. Try it seated or standing.
With your knees bent, lie on your back, cross your right ankle over your left quad, and gently pull your left quad toward you- repeat on the other side. This pose will stretch your glutes and hamstrings.
Lying on your back with your knees bent, lift your hips to the sky while keeping your core engaged. This pose is a great counter to running which tends to make your hunch forward.
Laying on the floor, open your knees wide apart with your feet touching. This pose will open your lower back, hips and inner thighs. Let your knees drop gently to the floor, don’t force them. Roll a towel and place on your lower back for added comfort and support.
Above all, remember your breathe. It’s important on both the track and mat.
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