Yoga For Runners Little Rock AR

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.

All About Yoga
(501) 563-8089
PO Box 7305
Little Rock, AR
Yoga Styles
Kundalini /Tantra Kriya Yoga

Marvin Altman Fitness Center
(479) 441-5469
810 Lexington Ave. PO Box 17006
Fort Smith, AR
 
Arkansas Yoga Center
(479) 521-9642
1949 Green Acres Road
Fayetteville, AR
Yoga Styles
VariYogaTM

Nurture Day Spa and Yoga Studio
(501) 627-4823
117 Trivista R.
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Cedar Rock Yoga
(501) 470-0138
210 Scenic Hill
Conway, AR
Yoga Styles
Iyengar

Yoga Studio of Little Rock
(501) 372-1780
910 W 6th St
Little Rock, AR
 
Upper Room Yoga
(479) 890-5114
107 N. Commerce Ave.
Russellville, AR
Yoga Styles
Siddha tradition Ashtanga yoga , Hatha

Yoga Teacher
(901) 240-1133
216 Catalpa Drive
Marion, AR
Yoga Styles
Iyengar Yoga

Shaktiananda Center - Raja Yoga House
(501) 623-3606
138 Parkhill
Hot Springs, AR
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga Yoga in Siddha Tradition, Hatha

All About Yoga
(501) 563-8089
PO Box 7305
Little Rock, AR
Yoga Styles
Kundalini /Tantra Kriya Yoga

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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