Yoga for Runners: Injury Prevention

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (145 votes)
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Dedicated runners are constantly trying to find better ways to take care of their bodies to prevent injuries. Too many runners suffer from bad backs and knees, often forcing them to abandon running altogether. This yoga class is perfect for those that run and directly addresses the common physical complications that arise. This yoga sequence will keep you injury-free and running for many years to come.

If you love this class you will also love Fiji's post run class

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners


TikiMan098 1 month ago

I love Fiji, but I was a bit confused by this class. It goes through a series of pretty deep poses in rapid succession, and almost feels like it should be called "bonus postures for runners" or something. I'd want to hold such deep postures for significantly longer and relax into them rather than quickly go from one to the next... I went into this cold, and it felt pretty dangerous honestly. I did a good 30 minutes of additional postures afterwards to finish my own session. From the comments it seems like people do this after a workout, and that seems like a reasonable thing to do. But as a stand-alone set of postures, I'd have to recommend against it. Maybe change the name or description to let folks know how to use this?

mizshan 4 months ago

I've done this practice several times after long walks, lots of time on my feet, skiing, etc. and I know I will come back to it again. My running days are behind me but I appreciate the opportunity to deeply stretch the muscles of my legs and hips. Plus, there are a few vinyasas to mix things up.

sully242 1 year ago

Thank you, Fiji, for this practice, which is helping me continue to train for a marathon with a hamstring/glute
injury. So soothing!

crepuscule3142 1 year ago

I do a short warm up, go jogging and then do this practice (or the other post-run one). I'm paranoid of incurring injuries due to knee and feet issues, so I feel this is the best way to prevent them.

Ferraris 1 year ago

I really enjoy this practice after a run. Have done it multiple times. Great stretches.

Irishlove 1 year ago

That was a lovely, deep stretch and twist that can work for anyone who wants to go deep into the connective tissue and neutralise the lower back area. Thank you very much. Namaste from Ireland.

cmalmstrom 1 year ago

Very helpful for runners with tight hips or SI joint issues. thank you!