Dedicated runners often complain of tight muscles, strained tendons and joint pain simply because they do not have enough flexibility and core strength to prevent these ailments. Stretching is usually low on the list of priorities or considered a waste of time.
By practicing yoga you can incorporate the following elements to improve your running performance:
- Proper stretching into your pre and post-running routine in order to improve your flexibility and enhance performance.
- Proper breathing, an often overlooked yet important feature of running. Many runners tend to be shallow breathers. Yoga emphasizes proper breathing, thus increasing lung capacity.
The ultimate goal of yoga is healing, making it a perfect recovery activity after demanding runs and a great complement to your training. With each pose you master, you’ll increase your ability to persevere in running.
Our Hatha Flow Yoga sessions are one hour long and cater to both beginners and advanced yoga practitioners.