31 to 40 of 59 blog posts

Yoga for Runners: Position 24 – Paschimotthanasana

By on in Health

Cast your mind back if you will, dear reader, to blog position 23, Janushirasana. This posture actually comes with a second part, a sequel almost, but like Batman movies, we like to move things around a little, just for the fun of it. Between Janushirasana (head to knee pose) and ...  ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 25 – Ardha-Matsyendrasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

This is one of the better-known stretches in the Bikram sequence, being a popular addendum to gym classes up and down the country. For my part, I’ve been doing this one since my Saturday league football playing days. Mind you, as a moody teenager obsessed with appearing hard and not-to-be-messed-with, I ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 23 - Janushirasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

On the home straight of the Bikram yoga series of postures, Janushirasana (head to knee pose) allows for a final spine and hamstring stretch, allowing you to maximise all the losening up work done in the previous 90 minutes of the class.  Janushirasana: Step by Step 1. Sit down with your legs ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 22 - Sasangasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

Sometimes life makes you just want to curl up in a ball. Lucky for you then that Sasangasana, or Rabbit Pose, allows you to do this without looking like an antisocial nutter. Sasangasana: Step by Step 1. Kneeling down with your feet together flat on the floor, lightly hold onto your heels ... 

Yoga for Runners: Live webchat and a brilliant offer

By Alice Palmer on in Health
Quiz Bikram expert Olga Allon live in the forums today

This lunchtime (1-2pm) we're joined in the forum by Olga Allon, the founder of Hot Bikram Yoga studios. She'll be on board to answer any questions you have about practising yoga - how you can fit it in with your training, what it can do to relieve specific injuries ...  ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 21 - Ustrasana

By on in Health

Ustrasana - or camel pose - has nothing to do with having humps, trekking through the desert or indeed, being raced as a quirky alternative to horses. It does have a lot to do with reversing the 'keyboard slump' that we develop in our desk-based culture: camel is the deepest back-bend ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 20 - Ardha Kurmasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

Face on the floor, bum in the air; feeling a bit like a wally... As ungainly as this posture can seem – the English name 'half tortoise' doesn’t do it any favours – it’s actually one of the most relaxing and energising postures of the Bikram series. Ardha Kurmasana stretches the ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 19 - Supta Vajrasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

This may look like a bendy person just lying down – and I suppose that's what it is – but manoeuvring yourself into Supta Vajrasana pose (or Fixed Firm Pose) is a lot easier said than done. It’s unlikely that, unless you’re extremely flexible, you’ll be able to pull this ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 18 - Dhanurasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

Dhanurasana in English means 'floor bow', a name which lends itself to the cliche of yoga being about tying yourself in to knots in the name of exercise. Though of course by now you know that's not true! Dhanurasana marks the end of the spine-stretching and strengthening section of the floor ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 17 - Poorna Salabhasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

So last time we had you all doing the locust. Well here's the thing. It was only partial. This time you’ll be doing the Full Locust – and no, it isn’t a weird dance from the Rocky Horror Show. It involves lifting both your legs AND arms from the ground ... 

31 to 40 of 59 blog posts

RW Forum