September 27, 2018

Yoga For Runners!

“You have to stretch after your run!”

Post-run stretching.

Runners hear it all the time.

We know stretching after a run is “good for us” but what exactly about it is so great?

Just 15 to 30 minutes of yoga after a run can reduce muscle tightness, decrease risk of injury, improve speed, and build mental strength to help you push through long runs.

If you are like me, after a run all I wanted to do was lay on the floor and not move for the next 30 minutes.

But what if your post-run stretch looked something more like a relaxing, yoga cool-down?

Taking the time to allow your body to recover after a run is so important, and yoga can take this to the next level by giving you the opportunity to relax and unwind at the same time.

We’ll call that a win-win.

I used to struggle with severe sciatic nerve pain, which is caused by pressure from a disc herniation, and swelling of surrounding tissue can spontaneously subside if the tear in the disc heals and the pulposus extrusion and inflammation cease.

It was a sharp, painful, pinching feeling going from my hip down through my thigh. I tried going to the chiropractor. I even took a break from running, but nothing was working.

My doctor told me the cause was probably from running, and I should stop. That was NOT going to happen, so I dealt with the pain for a while.

Then yoga came into my life.

I didn’t start yoga to get rid of the pain, but one day after about 2 weeks of continuous yoga, I realized the pain wasn’t as intense. After a month, it was completely gone. It was amazing! I’ve continued my practice and commit to at least 10 minutes of yoga after a run.

I hope you will join me at our workshop to go over the benefits yoga can offer to runners. Our goal is to give you the tools and motivation to stretch it out after your run, walk you through key poses and proper form, and provide a pre-run yoga warm-up to get your body ready to move.

ALL LEVELS of yogis and runners are welcome.

What to expect:

Intro & Pre-run Yoga Warm-up (8:30-8:50)

2 Mile Run (25 minutes to complete) (8:50-9:15)

Bathroom Break (9:15-9:30)

Post-run Yoga (9:30-10:30)

What you’ll need:

Come in your running clothes

Change of yoga clothes


Journal & Pen

Yoga Mat