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5 Awesome Yoga Resources For Runners

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!

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: By A Runner & Yoga Teacher: This is a great resource that discusses all angles about yoga and running!

4) These Yoga Poses Will Help You Have Your Best Run—And Recovery—Ever: A great resource for ALL runners to get stronger and faster.

Navigating Digital Zen: Finding the Best Online Yoga Resources for Runners

Running and yoga are a perfect match, with the latter complementing the former by promoting flexibility, recovery, and mindfulness. But where do runners begin in the expansive world of online yoga? We’ve put together a guide to help you find the best online yoga resources tailored to runners.

1. YouTube Channels:

  • Yoga With Adriene: Adriene Mishler’s approachable and diverse routines have something for everyone. She offers specialized yoga sessions for runners that focus on post-run recovery and enhancing flexibility.
  • Fightmaster Yoga: Led by Lesley Fightmaster, this channel provides a blend of vinyasa sequences and stretches suitable for runners seeking a more energetic flow.

2. Yoga Websites with Specialized Programs:

  • Glo (formerly YogaGlo): A subscription-based service offering classes from renowned yoga instructors. Their library includes yoga for athletes, with a good number of sequences tailored for runners.
  • Gaia: Hosting a vast collection of yoga classes, Gaia allows you to filter sessions based on your specific needs, such as hip openers or hamstring stretches for runners.

3. Yoga Apps for On-the-Go Practice:

  • Down Dog: This customizable app lets you choose your session length, focus, and even background music. It has options specifically for runners, emphasizing recovery and flexibility.
  • Asana Rebel: Merging fitness with traditional yoga, Asana Rebel is ideal for runners wanting to incorporate strength-based yoga routines into their regimen.

4. Online Yoga Communities:

  • Reddit’s r/yoga: A space for sharing resources, asking questions, and connecting with fellow yoga enthusiasts. The community often recommends and reviews online resources, making it easier for runners to find relevant content.

5. Specialized Online Courses:

Platforms like Udemy and Skillshare occasionally host specialized yoga courses tailored for athletes or runners. While there is a fee associated with some courses, the in-depth focus and structured lesson plans can be invaluable.

6. Podcasts for Yogic Listening:

  • The Yoga Runner: A podcast that delves deep into merging the worlds of yoga and running, offering advice, interviews, and resources for listeners.
  • Running On Om: While not exclusively about yoga, this podcast often explores the intersections between mindfulness, yoga, and endurance sports.

Tips for Choosing the Right Resource:

  • Check Reviews: Whether it’s an app, online course, or YouTube channel, reviews can provide insights into the quality of the content and its relevance for runners.
  • Sample a Few: Dedicate a week or two to trying out various resources. This will help you identify which teaching style and content resonate most with you.
  • Consistency is Key: Whichever resource you choose, regular practice will yield the best results. Aim to incorporate yoga 2-3 times a week into your routine.

In the digital age, high-quality yoga resources are at our fingertips, making it simpler than ever for runners to integrate this beneficial practice into their routine. By exploring and finding the perfect online guide, runners can enhance their performance, recovery, and overall well-being, one pose at a time.

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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.