Yoga For Runners Charleston WV

Read on the following article to learn more information about treating running injuries and add these poses to your pre- and post-run routine so you have more power to go the distance.

The Folded Leaf
(304) 344-YOGA
1009 Bridge Rd.
Charleston, WV
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Integral, and Vinyasa Flow cla

The Folded Leaf LLC
(304) 344-9642
1009 Bridge Rd
Charleston, WV
 
Academy Of Arts At January's
(304) 345-5141
615 Tennessee Ave
Charleston, WV
 
The Spa Fitness Center
(304) 842-6904
119 Tolley Drive
Bridgeport, WV
Yoga Styles
Hatha

The Folded Leaf
(304) 344-YOGA
1009 Bridge Rd.
Charleston, WV
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Integral, and Vinyasa Flow cla

Namaste Yoga
(304) 345-9685
814 Quarrier St
Charleston, WV
 
Emily Jones Yoga & Wellness
(304) 932-4820
506 50th Street
Charleston, WV
 
YOGA T 'STUDIO (Home of Aeroba Yoga)
304-748-4284 or304-479-YOGA 9642
HWY 220Exit 4 @Holiday Inn/Undos'
Weirton, WV
Yoga Styles
Hatha - Vinyasa

Yoga Support
(304) 876-6560
561 Billmyer Mill Road
Shepherdstown, WV
Yoga Styles
Phoenix Rising

Lewisburg Yoga Center
(304) 645-8064
128 W Washington Street
Lewisburg, WV
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow

Yoga Rx: Running Injuries

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By Nora Simmons

No strangers to pain, runners do a lot of damage to their bodies while pounding the pavement or tackling the trails. Yoga can help by strengthening weak, underutilized muscles while healing overworked or injured ones, as well as tendons and joints, says Baron Baptiste, former athletic trainer and creator of Baptiste Power Yoga. Add these poses to your pre- and post-run routine so you have more power to go the distance.

Pre-run warm-up: Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)
Stand tall, and step your left foot back so that your feet are about a leg-length apart and your back arch is in line with your front heel. Your left toes should turn slightly in. Bend your right knee directly over the right ankle so your thigh is parallel to the floor. Lift up through the top of the spine. Keeping your hips square to the wall in front of you, raise your arms above your head, palms shoulder-width apart and facing each other. Roll your shoulders away from your ears. Stay here for five breaths. Step your left foot forward to meet your right, and repeat on the other side.

Post-run recovery: Low Lunge
Part 1: Face forward, and step your left foot back into a lunge. Bring your left knee and top of your left foot down to the mat. Your right shin should be perpendicular to the floor. Lift up through the crown of your head, and look forward, hands resting on your right thigh.

Part 2: Bring your hands behind your back, interlacing your fingers. With your elbows straight but not locked, move your arms away from your buttocks. Pull your shoulders back and down, so you feel a release in the front of your chest, neck, shoulders, and upper back. Stay here for five breaths. Release your hands to the floor, and step your left foot forward to meet your right, moving into Standing Forward Bend. Repeat on the other side.

Author: Nora Simmons

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