Yoga for Runners

Yoga and running should go together.

Pre and post-run Yoga helps to reduce pain, stretch your tight muscles, and allow you to recover faster - meaning that you can run again sooner!

Yoga is great for people who run on roads or the treadmill on a regular basis.

Certain areas of the body are normally over-used or prone to injury as a result of running.

The muscles that are impacted the most include: hamstrings and quadriceps, hip flexors, calf muscles, IT band (not a muscle but becomes very tight and sore through running), hip and outer glutes, feet and ankles.

Any form of Yoga will help with running, but the poses below specifically involve the muscles mentioned above. These poses will help to re-align, strengthen and lengthen them so that they work together and in balance.

The Yoga moves will also assist recovery and prevent injury;

Ardho Mukha Svanasana (Downward dog)

Anjaneyasana (Low lunge) 

Parsvakonasana (Extended side angle)

  Parsvottanasana (pyramid pose)

  Malasana (chair pose)

  Janu Sirsasana

  Eka Pada RajaKapotasana (pigeon pose)

  Vajrasana Pose into reclined Hero

  Supta Padangusthasana (head to toe pose)

Gomukasana (Cow Face pose)