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Yoga Poses Runners

Yoga Poses Runners

For runners, it is extremely important to stay fit and healthy.  Yoga postures keep the joints and muscles in balance. There are several yoga postures especially suitable for runners. Here are some of the important poses.

  • The low lunge : To do this, you need to put one foot forward and lunge. Make sure your front knee is over the ankle and back is bent down. Now, move the hands from the floor up to the knees and then over the head. Hold onto this position for five to ten breaths and come back to the starting point. This improves flexibility.
  • Low lunge with a twist : From low lunge position you need to twist your torso towards front leg. Now, put one hand on the ground and the other on your knee. Hold onto the position for five to ten breaths and come back to starting point.  It allows proper and flexible motion.
  • Downward facing dog : Begin with hands and knees with your knees below the hip. Now, place hands in line with shoulders. Then, hold onto the position and walk knees back to six inches. Spread the fingers of hand and lift the hip in V shape. It helps stretch different body parts, especially shoulders.
  • Squat or garland pose : The yoga squat is similar to the gym squat. To begin, squat the knees over the toes. Legs need to be at 45 degree from midline. Now, hold on to hands like praying. Hold on to the position for ten breaths. This squat stretches the back, calves, feet and inner thighs.
  • Legs up wall or chair : Lie down on a flat surface and simply put up the legs on a chair or wall. Keep the legs straight and your hands on either side of the body. Hold onto the position for about twenty breaths maximum and return to the starting position.  It relieves swollen and cramped legs and encourages relaxation after a run.

These are the top yoga pose suitable for runners. Above all, these target the entire body and relieve post running stress.  These are the basic yoga asanas everyone needs to try.