Not only will it help ease pain and make it easier to run more efficiently, it also has many other benefits:
The course is structured in a step-by-step fashion, starting with the basics and moving onto specialized classes. Class topics:
Week 1 – Yoga foundation (31 minutes)
Get a solid foundation for your practice by getting the basics right. Learn Sun Salutations, fundamental poses breakdown how to transition between poses while flowing with your breath.
Week 2 – Hamstrings, hips, lower back (45 minutes)
Loosen tight hips and hamstrings and increase hip flexibility and mobility. Also great for alleviating and preventing back pain.
Week 3 – Core work and posture (43 minutes)
Strengthen your core to improve posture and stabilize your entire body to prevent “wobbling” during runs which can lead to injuries
Week 4 – ITB and hamstrings (31 minutes)
When your iliotibial (IT) band is tight, just about any kind of knee movement can become painful as the IT band is pulling your knee out of alignment. This class focuses on stretching the ITB and hamstrings to prevent knee pain.
Week 5 – Strengthening glutes and core (31 minutes)
Glutes are the powerhouse muscles that surround the pelvis and are responsible for propelling us forward when we run, and keeping our legs, pelvis, and torso aligned. Strong glutes are essential for running your fastest and remaining injury-free.
Week 6 – Quads and hip-flexors (45 minutes)
Knee pain, lower back and other joint issues can be caused by weakness and imbalances in the hip joint. This class focuses on stretching and strengthening the quads and hip flexors to avoid these issues.
Week 7 – Lower legs, ankles and feet (52 minutes)
Keep your ankles flexible and increase range of motion in your lower legs to avoid injuries like achilles tendonitis, calf strains and plantar fasciitis.
Week 8 – Recovery/restorative sequence (46 minutes)
A relaxing recovery sequence to rehab tight and tired muscles to get your body ready for your next run.
At the end of this program you would have gained the knowledge to put your own yoga sequences together for future problems and niggles that you may face.
``Learning how to breathe has really helped my running. I loved the lower leg and foot session. I’ve got something positive out of each session. I’m new to practising yoga regularly so I like the alternative poses that are demonstrated, they give me confidence because if I can’t do a pose I can make adjustments to achieve the same pose/stretch.``
- Sarah Hall
``Consistency in yoga practice after my runs. Regular stretching has helped my flexibility and my lower back issues.``
- Marie Kiernan
``Mobility. I was horrible about working on mobility. I enjoy this yoga so much. I have always heard how good yoga was for runners. I am now a believer.``
- Michelle Fausett
``I’ve been practicing yoga for several years, but I really liked how this was broken down to focus on specific areas of the body that get tight/need to be worked out after running.``
``Definitely helped me get yoga into my fitness routine. I don’t have time to go to a yoga class but can make some time at home.``
- Vicky McGilp
Once you receive your login details you will be able to log in and access the videos of this program. There is also an introduction video with advice on how to use the program.
The course is structured in a step-by-step fashion, starting with the basics and moving onto specialized classes.
We will send you reminder email once a week with some info on that week’s video.