Yoga for Runners-2nd Edition
Author: Christine Felstead
Let Yoga for Runners show you how to incorporate yoga and breathing techniques into your workouts, help you eliminate chronic aches and pains, and keep you 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 you 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 your risk of acute or chronic injury as well as why they are beneficial to your training regimen.
Yoga for Runners also features breathing and mindfulness techniques to help you become more alert to the signs of a possible injury developing and to know when you can push your body a bit harder.
Now is the perfect time to start a yoga program that will help your endurance, strength, breathing, and mental sharpness and make your running experience more productive, pain free, and enjoyable for years to come.
AudienceRunners of any distance, coaches and other fitness professionals who work with runners, and yoga teachers.
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
Address muscular imbalances with yoga
Finding the gluteus medius
Flexibility versus mobility
Four yoga poses for strengthening and stretching knees
Hamstrings curls quadrupedHastrings, quads, and gluets trioLunges - low, kneeling, and highLunges - low, kneeling, and high - continued
I am using more and more of your sequences in my teaching to what is becoming my "mercredi yoga for runners". Most recently I used the hips and the upper body sequences from your 2nd edition Yoga for Runners book and so appreciate the sequences to help creating my own classes. It is also really good because these sequences allow me to" explain" a bit more what about the movement - hip/shoulder flexion/ extension/external/internal rotation ...and the client can test their own range in these positions . It is really good. Thank you.