6 BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR RUNNERS

 

6 BENEFITS OF YOGA FOR RUNNERS

Every year, we see an increase in runners taking up yoga. Why? Because it restores balance and symmetry to the body, which helps runners run more efficiently. Yoga provides useful tools for runners fitness regimens, so they can put in the extra mileage without becoming injury prone. Restorative, Vinyasa and Hot yoga are some of the most popular classes among runners. Here are some wonderful benefits runners can expect when they complement their running routine with their favorite yoga sequences.

  1. Increased strength in the core, quads, hamstrings and hip flexors, which helps prevent injuries.

  2. Enhanced breathing techniques that improve lung function for short and long distance runs.

  3. Proper deep stretching that alleviates sore muscles and tight hips.   

  4. Improved mental focus, which reduces emotional stress in a race environment or extreme training session.

  5. Helps runners to rest and recover from muscle imbalances.

  6. Teaches runners to elongate their spine to promote trunk efficiency, which helps them get from start to finish faster and easier.