As a runner, you strike the ground 1,000 times per mile, with a
force of two to three times your body weight. You can feel that
impact in the muscles, ligaments, and bone structures throughout
your body. Thankfully, "Yoga for Runners" addresses both the
physical and mental demands of the sport. Whether you are new to
yoga or have practiced for years, "Yoga for Runners" provides you
with the most effective poses--88 poses in all. Each pose is
described in detail to ensure correct execution, maximizing the
physical benefit and decreasing the risk of injury.
You'll learn how simple yoga techniques can be incorporated into
your existing running workouts and routines to eliminate chronic
aches and pains. Discover how each pose can be sequenced to address
a specific need, such as strengthen and lengthen the hamstrings,
strengthen and increase mobility of the hip joint, eliminate
lower-back and upper-body discomfort, speed the recovery process
after a practice run or a race, maintain a strong core, or just
restore and rejuvenate to prepare for an upcoming event. These
sequences target all troublesome muscle regions. Anatomical
illustrations and descriptions explain why these poses and
sequences decrease your risk of acute or chronic injury as well as
why they are beneficial to your training regimen.
After just a few weeks of following "Yoga for Runners," you
will feel stronger, more balanced, more in tune with your
breathing, and more aware of your posture and technique. Your
entire running experience--endurance, strength, breathing, and
mental sharpness--will be more productive, positive, and
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