Yoga Poses for Runners

Lauren Atkins
Jul 16, 2018 · 8 min read
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Low Lunge

Low lunge, Anjaneyasana in Sanskrit, stretches the hips, thighs, and abdomen.

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Half Monkey

Half Monkey Pose, Ardha Hanumanasana in Sanskrit, deeply stretches the hamstrings and lower back.

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Lizard

Lizard Pose, Uthan Pristhasana in Sanskrit, further stretches the hips, hamstrings and thighs.

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King Pigeon

One Legged King Pigeon with Forward Fold. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II in Sanskrit, deeply stretches the thighs, groin and lower back. I find it softens the IT band as well, which can get very tight in runners.

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Shoe Lace

Shoe Lace pose deeply stretches the hips and knees. It also stretches the thighs, ankles, shoulders and back, whilst improving mobility in the hips.

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King Pigeon in Low Lunge

King Pigeon in Low Lunge, or, Eka Pada Rajakapotasana in Sanskrit, stretches the thighs, hips and abdomen. It also improves balance and can be done in varying modifications for all levels.

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Wide Leg Standing Forward Fold

Wide Leg Standing Forward Fold, Prasarita Padottanasana in Sanskrit, is vital to stretch the hamstrings, groins, hips and lower back. This pose allows the entire back of the legs to open.

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Runner's Life

Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from…

Lauren Atkins

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Lifestyle Blogger, Yoga Instructor, Nutritional Therapist - www.healthymindhealthybodyhealthylife.com

Runner's Life

Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life.

Lauren Atkins

Written by

Lifestyle Blogger, Yoga Instructor, Nutritional Therapist - www.healthymindhealthybodyhealthylife.com

Runner's Life

Runner's Life is a publication for advice and stories from the intersection of running and life.

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