Yoga for runners

Why should runners practise yoga?

The benefits of yoga for runners have been well documented – practising yoga can help runners rebalance their bodies, improve performance, reduce injury risk, relieve stress and increase mindfulness. What’s more, the strength and flexibility developed on the mat in the core, quads, hamstrings and hip flexors can help you run more efficiently. Yet if you’re new to yoga, it can be difficult to know where to start.

What are the best yoga moves for runners?

To help make things easier, yoga instructor Rebecca Pacheco designed this all-levels yoga class to help runners develop greater flexibility, fitness and mental focus. The well-rounded 25-minute sequence includes key poses for areas of the body that are most overused or prone to injury for runners. It can be used post-run as a thorough stretch and cool down or on its own as important cross-training, injury prevention or to simply unwind after a busy day

Related: 8 yoga moves to loosen up tight muscles 

 

What are the best yoga classes for runners

If you're planning on booking your first yoga class, we've rounded up the best yoga classes for runners depending on where you are in your training. From Vinyasa Flow, to Bikram Yoga classes - work out which is right for you with our handy guide.