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teamwilliams21 Rookie 5 posts since
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Apr 18, 2007 10:02 AM

Running

I always hear about how good yoga is for runners--but I'm never sure which moves to do. I just found out! Check out this cool story:

 

Yoga Poses for Gym Gains: Treadmill

 

http://www.findyourdetour.com/activityblog/0,,101-501,00.html?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a488195a8-bc80-47c1-8b32-689771eb22c7Post%3ae08eb2b5-196e-4449-aeff-7719a44a2811

  • tatarr Rookie 4 posts since
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    1. Apr 18, 2007 11:22 AM (in response to teamwilliams21)
    Re: Running

    My gym offers a pilates for runners also,  havent tried it, but looks interesting.

  • Joe_h1 Community Moderator 1,833 posts since
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    2. Apr 18, 2007 11:24 AM (in response to teamwilliams21)
    Re: Running

    I've done a couple sessions at home watching a DVD and dang near feel asleep on the floor.





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  • yo-sal Pro 260 posts since
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    3. Apr 18, 2007 12:49 PM (in response to teamwilliams21)
    Re: Running

    I took a 6 week yoga class and people fell asleep all the time.  It should have been called "Intro to Sominex".  It didn't benefit me as a runner, though.

  • Yogamum Rookie 28 posts since
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    4. Mar 1, 2009 8:17 AM (in response to yo-sal)
    Re: Running

     

    I think it all depends on the type of yoga you do.  I have practiced ashtanga yoga for several years -- a very active form, no way you can fall asleep during the practice! -- and I think it would be great for runners to develop overall strength and flexibility.  I am very new to running but have been doing the first part of the ashtanga series (sun salutations and some standing poses) after running and have found that I don't get any soreness from running, and my hamstrings/hips stay loose.  My husband doesn't do this after running and he gets sore!  Okay, I know that's not a huge data set...

     

     

    You might look for ashtanga, vinyasa, or "flow" classes for a practice that complements running.

     

     

  • billprice005 Pro 75 posts since
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    5. Jun 12, 2009 8:20 AM (in response to teamwilliams21)
    Re: Running

    I bought a WII for my kids and the WII Fit program a liitle later.  I love their yoga routines and I don't know how you could fall asleep doing them.  They seem to have really helped my ankle strength.  I ran a 7:30 mile the other day.  I haven't broke 8:00 since the 80's.

  • RunningMaggie Amateur 33 posts since
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    6. Jul 31, 2009 9:13 PM (in response to teamwilliams21)
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    My running club is lucky enough to have a yogini as a member.  She holds regular classes for runners.  A lot of core work and hip openers.  (Sorry, don't know the names)  You're sore afterwards, but it really helps with IT band problems and achilles issues.

     

     

    I thought Yoga Journal had an article a month or so back about "cross training."  I'll see if I can find a link.

     

     

    Maggie

     

     

  • RunGoddessBA Amateur 24 posts since
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    7. Dec 16, 2011 1:10 PM (in response to teamwilliams21)
    Running

    We had a writer/runner/yoga enthusiast put together a great article for us on the 10 Best Yoga Poses for Runners which can be found on our FB page: http://www.facebook.com/notes/run-goddess/best-yoga-poses-for-runners/267581299966917





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  • adamheimann Legend 523 posts since
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    8. Apr 24, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to RunGoddessBA)
    Running

    I've alternating yoga with my running has really helped my endurance and I've strained muscles a lot less as well which has been great. I try to do yoga twice a week at least- either at home or sometimes I catch a class which is nice. Also in case anyone is interested- I stumbled across this great line of work out gear (http://expertbrand.com). They have great quality stuff for running, yoga, whatever your exercise of choice is!

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