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Yoga for Runners 2nd Edition With CE Exam

Yoga for Runners 2nd Edition With CE Exam

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$149.00 USD

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    Online Course

    The package components are as follows:
    • Yoga for Runners, Second Edition, text
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Yoga for Runners, Second Edition With CE Exam, will show you how to incorporate yoga and breathing techniques into your clients’ workouts, helping eliminate chronic aches and pains and keeping them running stronger and longer. Each of the featured yoga poses was exclusively selected for runners and is described in detail to ensure correct execution and improve strength, mobility, and flexibility. Every part of the body is addressed to help strengthen the spine, core, upper body, hips, hamstrings, knees, and feet and ankles.

    Accompanied by full-color photos, the poses are also arranged into 13 yoga sequences to address specific areas of concern such as core stability, strengthening and lengthening the hamstrings, increasing mobility of the hip joint, speeding up the recovery process after a practice run or race, and loosening the neck and shoulders, which is particularly beneficial for runners who sit much of the day. Anatomical illustrations and descriptions explain how the poses and sequences decrease risk of acute or chronic injury as well as why they are beneficial to a training regimen.

    Yoga for Runners also features breathing and mindfulness techniques to help your clients become more alert to the signs of a possible injury developing and to know when they can push a bit harder.

    Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • Describe the physical benefits of a yoga practice for runners.
    • Identify the mental benefits of meditation for runners.
    • Explain the difference between exercise that focuses on physical outcomes and exercise that incorporates a mind–body focus.
    • Describe the basic structure and function of the spine, core, upper body, hips, hamstrings, knees, feet, and ankles.
    • Identify yoga poses that are beneficial for the spine, core, upper body, hips, hamstrings, knees, feet, and ankles.
    • Define restorative yoga.
    • Demonstrate off-the-mat yoga poses.
    • Explain the benefits of deep breathing for runners and how to breathe during yoga practice.
    • Discuss how yoga can help prevent and alleviate running injuries.

    Audience

    Personal trainers, coaches, yoga teachers, and other certified fitness professionals who work with runners.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Running–Yoga Connection
    Chapter 2. Fit Body and Mind
    Chapter 3. Breathing
    Chapter 4. Prevent Injury
    Chapter 5. Healthy Spine
    Chapter 6. Core Strength
    Chapter 7. Upper Body
    Chapter 8. Hips
    Chapter 9. Hamstrings
    Chapter 10. Knees
    Chapter 11. Feet and Ankles
    Chapter 12. Restore and Recover
    Chapter 13. Yoga Sequences
    Chapter 14. Yoga Off the Mat

    Author

    With an extensive history as a long-distance runner and yoga instructor, Christine Felstead has married her twin passions into a pioneering program for runners. She teaches yoga classes and workshops for runners and endurance athletes and is continually evolving her program to bring the best to runners—most recently expanding the strength component and incorporating functional mobility. Felstead’s Yoga for Runners teacher training program offers certification to instructors working in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit www.yogaforrunners.com.

    Felstead presents regularly at international conferences and has produced two best-selling DVDs on yoga for runners and a six-episode educational series. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Runner’s World, Women’s Running, Yoga Journal, Women’s Health, Library Journal, Sweat Equity, and Canada’s National Post. She resides in Toronto.

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