Yoga for Runners

Most people that run have great bodies and great legs, but there’s a reason for that. Runners don’t just get the beautiful bodies they have simply by running. They often have to do strength training that targets various parts of their bodies, like legs, arms, and core. A great way to increase flexibility as a runner is to practice yoga.

There are so many different types of yoga that it might be useful to watch a couple of videos to see what works best for you. These are some of the best poses for runners:

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Upward facing dog
Triangle pose
Sugarcane in the half moonlight
Bound angle pose
Eagle pose
Reclined pyramid pose
Reclined wide angle pose
Reclined cobbler’s pose
Head to knee pose

If you are about to begin your running workout, it would be good to do a warm-up sequence to get your body warmed up, stretched and ready for the run. We found this 15-minute warm-up would get you ready:

One of the great things about yoga is that it lets you work various parts of your body. You use your own body weight to make certain parts of your body stronger. Runners want sexy, strong legs and this video helps lengthen your muscles, build strength in your core, quads, hamstrings, and glutes: