5 Fave Yoga Poses For Runners

By Erin Taylor

Heyyo, runners! We’ve got some good news for ya: yoga will make you a better runner.

“But I’m too inflexible,” you say? Or, “I don’t have time?”

More good news: when it comes to yoga, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes, and a little bit goes a long way. All you have to do is pick poses that are relevant to your specific needs as an athlete — that’s why we’re here. So, hit up this five-pose sequence post-run to re-lengthen tight spots (chest, hips, and hammies are repeat offenders) and mitigate the dreaded booty lock scenario aka “my runner butt is so sore!”

Hold each pose for 5–8 deep breaths…

Image1. Chest Expansion —

2. Straddle Standing Forward Fold —Image

3. Pinwheel — Image

5. Legs up the Wall (hold this one for 5+ minutes) —Image

And Sidebend.


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