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12 Yoga Poses for Runners

Running is a great cardio workout, especially now that it's springtime. Yoga can help to strengthen, stretch and lengthen our muscles to help reduce injury to the knees, hips, ankles, feet or lower back. Long distance running makes your feet work very hard.

Every time your foot touches the ground it will feel the impact of three to four times of your body weight. So it's no wonder why runners are susceptible to knee and back injuries. These injuries are also caused by our bodies' overcompensation for imbalances.

In this video, I'll be showing you some yoga postures to balance and stretch you out before going for a run.

12 Yoga Postures for Runners:

  1. Downward Dog
  2. Pigeon Pose
  3. High Lunge
  4. Side Plank
  5. Cat/Cow Pose
  6. Seated Spinal Twist
  7. Seated Forward Bend
  8. Butterfly Pose
  9. Threading the Needle
  10. Garland Pose
  11. Standing Forward Bend
  12. Reclined Hero Pose

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