Why Yoga is Good for Runners



Yoga is a great cross-training practice for runners and athletes.

Runners and athletes often find that they have tight hamstrings, tight ITB and hip flexors. Runners can also lose their posture during longer runs which can result in energy being dissipated. Core strength is key for runners and athletes as it can help improve times and performance. With a strong core you have more energy, strength and decrease the risk of pain and injuries.

Yoga classes for will enable runners and athletes will develop strength and flexibility in the core muscle groups, increase stamina, develop core strength and improve concentration and focus. Yoga classes are particularly beneficial for those who run and are looking for a form of cross-training practice.

The benefits of yoga classes for runners include:

  • Improve overall performance by increasing stamina

  • Increase flexibility in the muscles and movement in joints which helps prevent injury

  • Building core strength – this is important to reduce injury, lower back pain and reduces the wasting of energy

  • Building strength in specific muscle groups used in the sports you participate in

  • Improved mental clarity and focus which increases concentration

  • Keeping the body and muscles in balance – some sports such as cycling overwork certain parts of the body whilst not working others

  • Keeping the body supple and reduces stiffness which can reduce injuries

  • Helping the body recover from injuries with special programs

  • Improves balance and agility

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