Yoga for Runners: Post-Run

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.7 (186 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


androidqueen 6 years ago

I had to stop running over the winter because I had persistent pain in my Achilles area. I stretched my calves as often as I could, but it never seemed to help. In January, I tried again, but the pain came back. Last week, I decided to try again, and do this class post-run. I've been running three times in the past week and done this class afterwards, and I have no more pain! Thank you so much!

mjdurandt 6 years ago

Great post-run yoga session - some of the poses are a bit dynamic for me but that's what practice is all about ;)


ssflowers 6 years ago

I have been needing something like this for awhile now and I'm glad I finally found it. I love running but it kills my hips and my feet. This session will be part of my run routine from now on. I also want to add that you move your body beautifully and that is quite inspiring.

jk83 7 years ago

This has quickly become one of my favorites! Even if I can't get to the video after a run, I've been using many of the poses to help release my legs and recenter my body.

marcyurena 7 years ago

This is amazing i absolutely loved it! Feeling so much better after run!

vanislebean 7 years ago

I've been trying to work up to a 5km run for the past several weeks without really doing any stretching before hand (although I have been doing some gentle hatha afterwards). Today I added your pre and post run sequences to my workout and I was pleasantly surprised by how much more comfortable I felt during my run. Because my body was stretched out and aligned and feeling powerful before hand, I was better able to focus on my breath and pace. This has even seemed to improve some minor knee and hip pain I used to experience on my right side. Will definitely be making this a ritual. Thank you!

Dennlovely 7 years ago

I am currently training to run a marathon and this class (plus the pre run and injury prevention) has been an essential part of my training. I started with very tight hips and after doing these classes, I've been able to loosen up and have a more comfortable run. :)

abaer 8 years ago

This class (and the pre-run and injury prevention classes) have been a fantastic addition to my routine. This one especially helps keep me loose and feel good after short and long runs. Thanks for posting these!

Aura 8 years ago

I have tried this class two times so far and is incredible. Really feel much better after my 5k run. This is going to be part of my routine.

kiddo2000 8 years ago

i went for a shorter run today as it is incredibly windy outside. i was a little stiff in the hips and this felt just amazing. thanks so much!