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Yoga for Runners-2nd Edition

Yoga for Runners-2nd Edition

$27.95 USD


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    You already know that running can be invigorating, therapeutic, fun, and challenging. And you are likely painfully aware that it can lead to stiffness, muscle imbalances, and overuse injuries such as knee pain, shin splints, sciatica, and hamstring and groin strains.

    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.


    Runners of any distance, coaches and other fitness professionals who work with runners, and yoga teachers.
    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
    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.

    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.


    Customer Reviews

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    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.