Are you a runner? What make you stay away from running? “backaches” or “knee injuries”……….
This Yoga for Runners DVD can aid you to get rid of all these problems.
How yoga is valuable for runners
- Strengthens and stretches the leg muscles.
- Hampers knee injuries.
- Heightens flexibility.
So, are you ready to stretch out these yoga poses!! Go get your workout mat and start practicing from today itself.
Different yoga poses for runners
Uttanasana Yoga for Runners DVD
- Boosts the rate of blood circulation, cellular growth.
- Strengthens your knees and spine.
- Refreshes the endocrine, kidneys, liver, spleen and nervous system.
- Start from downward -facing dog pose.
- Gently bring your hand towards the feet, bend the knees and hang your upper body in the direction of the floor.
- Now breathe deeply and straighten your legs. Maintain this pose for about 3-5 breaths.
- In this step lengthen through your spine. Bring your fingertips to the ground by your feet.
- Place your palms on the mat and step back to the chaturanga pose (elbows bent to 90 degrees).
Don’t practice this pose if you have undergone any kind of surgeries (like back, knee, hamstrings).
Cobra pose – Yoga for Runners DVD
- Tones the buttocks.
- Increases the rate of flexibility.
- Eliminates mental irregularities.
- Stretches the muscles of chest, shoulders and abdominal regions.
- Start from chaturanga pose. Lie down on your belly and uncurl the toes.
- Then keep your palms down on the mat beneath your shoulders.
- Straighten the arms to lift your chest off the floor.
- Gaze upwards. Always keep the abdominals engaged.
- The person with intestinal tuberculosis and hypothyroidism must avoid this pose.
- High Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch
- The pose massages your internal organs.
- Strengthens the hip flexors.
- Strengthens the lower back.
- Tones the calves.
- Stand in a crescent pose keeping your hands on your hips.
- Slightly bend your left leg to maintain your upper body tall.
- In the third step, slowly bend your left knee down and then return back to crescent pose.
- Continue this bending and straightening of the left leg for about 10 minutes.
- Avoid this pose if you have pain in the neck and lower abdomen regions.
- Pregnant ladies should not practice this pose.
Child’s pose Yoga for Runners DVD
- The exercise is great for digestion.
- Elongates the lower back.
- Opens the hip area.
- Gives peace to our mind and body.
- Lengthens the spine.
- Relieves from anxiety and stress.
- Start from table pose. Bring your hips back to your feet and slightly stretch your arms in front area.
- Place your forehead on the mat.
- Now breathe deeply (inhale and exhale) for five breaths.
- Release the pose by inhaling and return back to the seated position.
Try to avoid this pose, if you are having blood pressure.