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Workouts For Runners: Yoga Stretches

by Nellie

Workouts For Runners: Yoga Stretches

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This month’s installment of the super popular series Workouts For Runner’s is YOGA STRETCHES! If you run, then you know what it’s like to have the runner’s high. You relish in the feeling of running your fastest and farthest distance. You monitor your heart rate and your calories burned. Yoga is really the opposite of running, it forces you to slow down, to be still, to connect with your body on new levels.

Let’s face it, Yoga is amazing for runners.

One of my goals every year is to be better at yoga. I have never been the most flexible human, but I know what yoga does for me and how it challenges me so I am always looking to take it to the next level! I now use insanely good Yoga apps like —> The Asana Rebel Yoga App Is Everything Yoga Dreams Are Made Of.

This month I am sharing Yoga Stretches from 5 of my favorite runner bloggers. Seeing all of these workouts is not only inspiring but confirmation that I need to be better and more consistent with my yoga practice. Here are some of my favorite yoga stretches to open up those tight hips!

My Top Five Stretches are:

–Downward Dog

–Pigeon Pose

–Bound Angle Pose

–Shin To Shin

–Runner’s Lunge

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Check out the links below from some amazing runner bloggers and see some more awesome yoga stretches you can do to keep your body limber while running!

Carly @ Fine Fit Day

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Allie @ VITA Train 4 Life

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Laura @ This Runner’s Recipes

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Sarah @ Run Far Girl

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Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

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If you run, do you do yoga stretches? Are you more of a cardio person, or a low key workout kind of person?

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8 comments

CARLA October 26, 2016 - 5:13 am

<3 need <3 need.
I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IM DOING A FULL IN APRIL.
Or that Ive finally gotten my ish together and a have created a yoga practice.
<3 need.

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Nellie October 26, 2016 - 9:20 am

you are doing a full marathon in April?! OMG yay!

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Allie October 26, 2016 - 5:45 am

I loved doing this one because stretching is really so important but most runners don’t do it until something is wrong! Love that we’re spreading all the knowledge 🙂

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Janine HulDie October 26, 2016 - 6:30 am

I keep saying I need to get more into yoga and have yet to in all honesty. So thank you for sharing all of the above and going to check out further now 😉

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Danielle October 26, 2016 - 12:00 pm

I can’t run without regular yoga! (Or else things start to go downhill… Haha) Pigeon pose is a daily one for me!

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Laura October 26, 2016 - 9:08 pm

I have to make a deliberate effort to stretch – otherwise it doesn’t happen until I need to do it!

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Karisna December 12, 2017 - 9:22 pm

I am really active in running marathons- participated in 3 so far. I have been wanting to practice yoga classes lately but I am a little concerned. Some yoga positions I am not able to do because of a surgery I had 15 years ago.

Do you think if I informed a yoga instructor before starting classes, it would be ok? I just don’t want them to pick me out of the group if I am not bending far enough. Being corrected in public isn’t fun, especially if you have a medical condition that prevents you from doing some poses.

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Bikram March 20, 2018 - 4:56 pm

Runners are often reluctant to try yoga, their most common fear is that they are not flexible enough. It is not uncommon for those attending their first Yoga for Runners class to ask whether the room will be filled with lithe and flexible bodies, in spite of the class being advertised.

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