Yoga for Runners: Post-Run

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
4.68617
Average: 4.7 (188 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, Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care

Comments

LaGuiri 4 years ago

I needed a short post-walk sequence so I tried my luck with this one when it was still rated Beginner. When I find I can't reach as far as the instructor, I do something different (for example Camel Pose as a quadriceps stretch). Maybe you could add an alternative, easier video in the future?

Tfillinger 4 years ago

I don't run, but I walk and this practice is also very effective for a post-walk stretch. Nice job, Fiji and DYWM crew!!! Love, love, love your videos.

mollymichael 4 years ago

I run often, but need a lot of warming up and cooling down or else I injure easily. This really opened up areas and stretched me out and a great amount of time. Thank you!

ddzwalker 4 years ago

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Exactly what I needed after my 8.5 mile run today!!!! I loved the variations on pigeon!!!

katierose 4 years ago

Loved it!!! I'm out of practice, and have only done one particular style of yoga before, this is a fantastic way to get back into and incorporate it with my running. Thank you so so much!

katierose 4 years ago

Loved it!!! I'm out of practice, and have only done one particular style of yoga before, this is a fantastic way to get back into and incorporate it with my running. Thank you so so much!

lkothera 4 years ago

Oof. I don't feel this is a beginner video. Stretches were way too deep for me.

Paul 4 years ago

Seems as though lots of people feel this should be rated intermediate, so we will change the level for you.