Yoga for Runners: Post-Run

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (175 votes)
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Practicing a few yoga poses after a run, when your muscles are warm and soft, will make you feel a whole lot better the next day. Post-run yoga will decrease injuries and improve the health and strength of muscles. Also, tense muscles have trouble receiving enough blood. Stretching improves the muscles' access to healthy blood and oxygen.

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


handstoheart 12 months ago

I've just started a couch to 5k programme. I've been really concerned about injury and have put off starting. But this class gives me confidence that I'm really taking care of my body and mind in a holistic way. I'm already enjoying being outdoors and moving fast and it works so well alongside everything I get from yoga, as well as giving me something new to bring to yoga. Namaste Fiji, and many thanks to DYWM for always having a perfect class to fit with my life.

Alatiel 1 year ago

...for me. Usually, I do a restorative class after a jog, but I decided to try this class since I’ve “graduated” to intermediate classes now. My legs feel pretty great after both the jog, and this class. Thank you!

Van_damsel 1 year ago

I'm training to run a marathon and this class has helped me maintain my flexibility and recover after tempo and long runs, thanks Fiji!

sevisser 2 years ago

If I do this class post-run, I never feel stiff later in the day. Absolutely great!

HeatherSue 2 years ago

This class is the perfect follow-up to any lower body workout. Although it's short, it's full of deep and juicy stretches for the quads and hamstrings. It makes a HUGE difference in how I feel post-run ... without it I feel stiff as a board the next day. The only thing missing is a good glute stretch at the end:) Thanks again Fiji for another amazing class !

Dartmoor Yoga Flow 2 years ago

Thank you for these masterful classes Fiji.. I have wanted to run for years but never managed with knee problems. These 3 running classes have helped me enormously, especially the focus on alignment, hips, core, building strength. I think a large part of why I am now enjoying running so much is getting to do this class afterwards, it feels fantastic. Namaste xx

crepuscule3142 1 year ago

Yes, I feel the same way. I have bad knees and flat feet so avoided running for years. I've taken it up recently and combined with this yoga I haven't experienced any problems. Happy running!

Anniepooh63 2 years ago

Great post run yoga flow! I loved it and the stretching it provided in my hips and legs.