Yoga Tips for Runners
Tuesday, June 07 2016
Biz Magarity e-RYT, Nava Yoga Center at The Navy Yard
Many health and exercise experts agree that yoga practice is beneficial to runners.
It is not uncommon for runners to experience back or knee pain, tightness in hamstrings, hip flexors or IT bands, and a number of other injuries or areas of chronic pain. The act of running itself doesn’t usually cause these issues. However, running can cause imbalances within the body that lead to pain or injury. A runner performs very specific actions over and over in one plane of motion, focusing on external techniques that often pull the body out of structural alignment. Yoga can combat this misalignment, and has been shown to help increase range of motion, agility, flexibility, endurance, and strength. The list of yoga poses, or asana, recommended for runners is long. I will give you a few examples below, but first it is important to understand some of the other aspects of yoga.
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