Adding yoga lessens the repetitive impact on hips and legs that leads to injury. Not only does yoga reduce injury but it also reduces the stressful effects of running and improves flexibility. There are a few yoga poses that are especially well-suited for runners. The butterfly adds flexibility to the groin area and opens-up the hips and inner thighs. A restorative or reverse pigeon pose is a great way to open-up the outer hip and inner thighs. Bridge will open-up the shoulders and strengthen the core. A seated spinal twist will loosen the compression in the spine from a long run. Finally, a low crescent lunge is an excellent way to rejuvenate the whole body and ready it for the next run. Ask Claudia about specialized yoga sequences for athletes offered at Pineapple Yoga Studio.
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