Yoga for Runners: A Stretch Class for the IT Band

David Procyshyn
Hatha Yoga
Yoga for Runners
Yoga for Athletes
Gentle Yoga
Yoga for Back Care
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This Yoga for Runners class is designed specifically to prevent or help heal chronic IT band tightness. It takes a holistic approach, releasing all of the muscles that play a role in IT Band Syndrome.


Good class
clacaresse 1 month ago

Nice stretches. It would be good in equipment to list a wall as I had to move several times from my usual open space spot.

that ws so good! loved it! i
NicRoy 4 months ago

that ws so good! loved it! i will incorporate this series into my daily life. thank you.

Absolutely wonderful class
kate.griffin77 1 year ago

Absolutely wonderful class for IT Band strain! Thank you!


Another excellent class - exactly the stretched I needed (and some I didn't even know I needed). Great what one can do with simple props. Love the calm and clear and style you teach, David. And the spectrum you cover, with a variety of classes.
Nice indoor atmosphere in this one too (for a change, and goes with the season now in early Dec), and the piano background is just right for the stretches. Beautiful Gesamtkunstwerk!

Question about a stretch
cirvine06 1 year ago

This was great! I have a question: the muscles in my right leg were shaking a bit when I was doing the last sequence of stretches in this video. I have minor scoliosis which causes a lot of tension and soreness on the right side of my body. Is it a good sign that my muscles were shaking, or a sign that I need to lighten the stretch? I didn't feel any pain.

Anniepooh63 1 year ago

Hi David! Thank you for this lovely video and yoga sequence. I've just started your 6 week yoga for beginners since I am SO tight!! Gaining some flexibility, strength, and new stretching routines will be great!

I've had very tight hips for a while (long time runner here) with some pain in my one of my glutes (deep in there) and notice that when you ask us to engage our glutes at the beginning my weak glute is difficult to keep engaged compared to my other side. Tips? Lastly, when we are using the strap at the end to stretch the IT band my legs gets incredibly wobbly/shaky. Is this normal? Do I need to not go as deep? I tried to lessen the stretch but my legs continued to tremble anyway. Thank you!!

For the quad stretch
squeakypizza 2 years ago

I used the chair from the stretch earlier in the video to help me reach a more upright position in the wall quad stretch without toppling over (as I would have done if I held my other quad to hold me up). I look forward to getting back to my old ROM in my legs with this video, great video!!!!

My left hip cannot thank you enough!
rainyskies 2 years ago

I've used this after a run twice now, and I have to say: this is the most useful tool I've ever, EVER come across!! I don't know what it is about you, David, but your gentle delivery/voice makes an otherwise unbearable hip stretch so pleasant. I have an extremely tight left side, all the way through my toes to my shoulder and everything in between... but my hip, ohhh my hip!! I had a right ankle injury half a year ago and ever since then, my left hip always seems to be working OT, but this really helps balance me out. Thank you so much!

Unbelievable stretching for I
sauda 2 years ago

Unbelievable stretching for I.T band, hamstrings and glutes. Muscle soreness in I.T band completely gone after doing that. I wish I had known about you when I was an international long jumper as would have hired you as private stretch & yogi therapist. You've accomplished what many sports physios could only dream about...

Quick Question
CristiansRoad 2 years ago

Is this routine geared more for recovery? I plan to do this right when I wake up and go running for a mile which I commonly do but never stretch for :p. Will this be a good routine for stretching before running? Thanks!