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5 Awesome Yoga Resources For Runners

5 Awesome Yoga Resources For Runners

I am an admitted cardio addict. I also love the idea of yoga. Although I know it’s good for me I find it super difficult to slow things down and just stretch. However, I can’t deny how great Yoga is for my body.

Not that I am in the thick of marathon training, my body needs to be stretched and cared for more than ever! Yoga does two main things: builds strength and flexibility–those two things are crucial to becoming a better runner. Even though it is not my favorite, I try to make time for it and I am better for it every day.

I have compiled several expert resources that details which types of Yoga poses that are perfect for runners!

5 Awesome Yoga resources for Runners

1) WalkRunJog Blog: They have a FULL guide of Yoga Resources for runners that is broken down by body parts for example abs/Achilles/shoulders etc.

2) There are tons of yoga for runners resources on YouTube as well! I searched through a lot of them but this one was my favorite because it was 20 minutes and easy to fit in on my off days.

3) Yoga For Runners: Live Love Surf. In case you didn’t know Christine is one of my favorite Brooklyn girls with the best Instagram photos EVER. She is a runner and a certified Yoga instructor and she shared THREE separate posts on Yoga For Runners! Check out Post 1, Post 2 and Post 3!

4) Yoga For Runners 10 Ways to Stretch and Strengthen: This post recommends these poses as a way of stretching post run or post race. There are both descriptive poses and embedded video poses.

5) Elle Fit Active: This one has a great set of Yoga poses and pictures from really good angles. Simple and to the point!

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How often do you Yoga?


Wednesday 29th of July 2015

Live Love Surf is a fantastic blog! We don't do yoga around here, but I completely agree that it's important to make sure you get some good stretching and other types of strength training in while training for a race!


Wednesday 29th of July 2015

Thank you for the mention - they are definitely my go to poses for running. Elle x


Tuesday 28th of July 2015

When I first started reading this I instantly thought of Christine. Turns out so did you! I've never done Yoga but I can tell you that I've been recommended it a lot.


Tuesday 28th of July 2015

Thank you Nellie for sharing my posts!!


Monday 27th of July 2015

It's so worth it to be doing yoga while you're training, Nellie! It really makes a difference. Right now I do one class with Baby T a week (which is basically a couple do sun salutations and a few warrior poses, in between the nursing and the changing and the burping etc etc!) and maybe a 20 min class from YouTube (totally checking that one you shared out!). Once I'm less tethered to this little one, I want to commit to one real class a week and at least one practice at home every week, too.