Yoga for Runners
I was first introduced to the Yoga Manchester Yoga for Runners class a few months back through a friend, I’m a regular runner with tight hamstrings and hip flexors, arthritis in both ankle joints and I was intrigued to see how, or if, yoga would help.
The class uses specific yoga postures which target areas punished by regular running, I found that I really benefited from hamstring release, core strengthening, and loosening the Extensor Hallucis. Even learning to relax the neck in postures like Downward Dog (which is also tremendous for hamstrings) improved my gait and helped with sporadic back pain. I’ve no doubt that these postures which target muscle groups and soft tissue used extensively when running has improved my stamina and pace for events like half marathons and marathons.
This class is a drop in session – no need to book just turn up and join in , mats provided.
Learn how to use yoga to improve your running performance and prevent injuries. With the right approach yoga can be used as a pre-run warm up, a post-run cool down or as an independent practice to complement your running.
A regular yoga practice can help to improve:
- Flexibility of key areas such as the hamstrings and calves
- Overall body awareness and a healthy range of motion
- Stability in key areas such as the ankles and glutes
- Breathing for endurance
The class is suitable for short and long distance runners and those who run as part of their sport such as football, rugby or tennis. Walkers and hikers will also find content that’s relevant for them.
The class will be every Wednesday 7.00pm-8.00pm at The Barlow RC High School in Didsbury. This class is a drop in session – just turn up and join in. Mats are provided.