Yoga For Runners

Functional movement training inspired by yoga, aimed at developing athletic performance.

Open any newspaper or sports magazine to read about the benefit of yoga in sport and in particular yoga for runners. It seems everyone from top athletes to the Royal family are taking to the yoga mat! All sportsmen and women from weekend joggers to club and professional athletes can improve suppleness, develop good movement patterns, increase power and reduce recovery times from regular practice.

The benefits of regular practice include lengthening of muscles that have become short and tight from repetitive movement, more fluid and free movement of shoulders, hips, knees and ankles and better power generation through the core.

We’d also recommend Yin yoga for all athletes. Yin yoga works on the connective tissues (tendons, fascia, and ligaments) of the body, making it a great yin to the yang of running. Yin classes are slow-paced, generally floor-based with gravity aiding you, focusing on the hips, inner thighs, lower spine, and pelvis. Yin yoga is the perfect practice to release overworked muscles from training.