Yoga for Runners: Injury Prevention

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (158 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, Yoga for Back Care


scarahliz 5 years ago

I thought this would be good for me as I'm beginning running with an old knee injury. However there was too much pressure put on individual knees at times and I had to stop. I think, though, that if you do not have previous injuries, this would likely be an excellent class. There are a lot of good strength moves in here.

kaylieee 5 years ago

First yoga session I ever did and first ever on this site. Really good and simple and easy to follow along. I surprisingly feel better than I thought I would - was sort of anti-yoga before. Excited for the next video I try.

Lucall 5 years ago

Thank you Fiji for such a wonderful class. I feel stretched and relaxed.

twick7 5 years ago

Absolutely love this. I can see why some people feel the moves were a little advanced, but that leaves me with plenty of room to progress. Not too difficult but completely worth it! I needed this to help counter act the repetitive-ness of my longer distance runs. This really allows me to slow down, focus on my breath, and non-judgmentally stretch my extremely tight hamstrings/legs. Thank you!!!!

LaGuiri 5 years ago

I agree with previous comenters; the positions themselves aren't particularly hard but the pace was a lot faster than what I'm used to. Maybe simply changing the description to warn of this, while still keeping the video in the "beginner" category, would be helpful.

pcassidy42000 5 years ago

Man, that was tough going for beginner level. I'm not very flexible but sheeeeesh.

High quality, though.

Stephanie.Smoot4 5 years ago

I am real new to yoga, I've only done it for a few weeks. I found this to be really challenging for me and maybe not good for newbies. I really enjoyed the instruction and I know that the movement will be beneficial. I'm also new to running, so I look forward to being able to complete the whole video.

supervegan 6 years ago

I am a runner, but a beginner with yoga. I did this class the evening before my long-run (8 miles), and it made me feel invincible during my run. Great stretch for the hips, back, and legs, while building the strength I need to push myself during my long run. I'll be doing this every week now before my long runs!

grace1013 6 years ago

I am a beginner when it comes to yoga AND running. Tried this video last night and I will definitely do it again! I didn't realize how tight my hips were, but these poses really helped to open me up :)

Cmverhey 6 years ago

It looks like a great class so I wanted to try it out. But as an actual yoga beginner, I found this way too advanced for me.