Yoga for Runners: Pre-Run

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 4.8 (117 votes)
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Doing yoga before running is one of the best ways to stay injury free, get stronger and make your run more enjoyable. Fiji takes you through an efficient, rigorous sequence of poses that prepare your body for a run by loosening key muscles that are often tight and strengthening those that encourage balance.

Equipment: None
Style: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa/Power Yoga, Yoga for Athletes, Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Back Care


sophakig 5 years ago

Thank for this excellent pre-run yoga. I felt the energy flowing through my body and really need the hip and IT band stretching.

Cypress23 5 years ago

Thnx Fiji for a great class! It really helps minimize hip pain in my runs.

marrit 5 years ago

What a difference! I don't feel tired at all, just that post work-out satisfaction.
My legs are a bit flimsy and lanky, but they felt very strong. Which is actually one of the reasons I picked up running in the first place. Can't wait to feel the difference in a month or two.

Suzune 5 years ago

I injured my ankle a while back doing jump kicks in the gym. I worried that, now that I am getting older, that it might not recover quite as well or as quickly. I did this class this morning and I felt no pain but instead realised how tight my ankle muscles had become. While it might be some time before I run again. This class has given me so much more flexibility and strength in my ankle then before. Thank you for this wonderful class.

lila2 5 years ago

I am really grateful for these videos. Right now I can't afford paying for classes. I wanted to do yoga online, but didn't feel that I was doing the poses the right way. You explain everything so good. This site is amazing! Thank you all.

YoNiki 5 years ago

I am not a runner, so did not choose this video until I followed a programme of which it was part.
I really love it as a morning class!
Thumbs up!

Emma Hair 6 years ago

I have to admit I land on my but quite a lot doing this class especially when I first tried it but I am thankful to Fiji taking the time to share it with us as it has made a massive difference in my ankles and back while I run allowing me to improve in the sport I'm new to and giving me the energy to lose one more pound so thankyou I can't recommend this class enough

emaag 6 years ago

I went into this video just wanting to warm up and prepare for a regular run. By the end of the video in Tadasana, I felt rejuvenated, relaxed, and in a much better mood than when I started. Whatever your intentions were for this video, Fiji, this was a beautiful session that I didn't know I was in much need of. It's moments like these that continue my new burning passion of yoga. Thank you.

Kaoya 7 years ago

Thank you DYWM for all the "Yoga for runners" videos, they are amazing!
I have a question, though : Do you have a video that targets more particularly the tibialis anterior, peroneal and calf muscles? Mine are always awfully hard/tight and can't seem to relax, running only making it worse (even though I try to stretch religiously).
So I thought maybe you guys would have an answer? :-)
(Since David's video fixed my IT band issue, I turn to DYWM for every sport-induced nagging pain... With much success, I must say!)
Thank you for the great website, and all the best from China!

kiyora 7 years ago

I have had recurring runner's knee issues for the past 3-4 months. I've tried a number of remedies, from different stretches to heat packs to leg strengthening exercises, and this video is the first thing I've tried that has made an immediate, noticeable difference. I did it in the morning and could already feel its effects; when I went for my evening run, the runner's knee was significantly lessened! I will keep doing this video and others in the series religiously. Thank you, thank you, thank you!