Yoga For Runners Philadelphia PA

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.

Yoga Bridge
(215) 431-1461
1400 willow ave
Elkins Park, PA
Yoga Styles
classical hatha yoga, korean meridian awakening

Wellspring Center for Yoga & Health
(856) 662-4100
19 North Centre St.
Merchantville, NJ
 
The Yoga Garden
(610) 664-2705
131 N. Narberth Ave.
Narberth, PA
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kripalu, Yin

Center for Optimal Health @ CHUM
(610) 239-9901
CHUM 8830 Germantown Ave
Plymouth Meeting, PA
Yoga Styles
Eclectic

Mind-Body Services
(610) 664-6446
301 W. Chester Pike
Havertown, PA
Yoga Styles
Kali Ray TriYoga

Yoga On Main
(215) 482-7877
4363 Main Street
Philadelphia, PA
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Pureflow Yoga Center
(856) 833-YOGA
130 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga / Vinyasa

Sivam Yoga
(856) 482-5183
400 Columbia Blvd
Cherry Hill, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga based on Ayurvedic Philosophy

Yoga Teacher
(267) 254-7819
400 Park Ave.
Cinnaminson, NJ
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga

Sahaja Yoga
(212) 269-9642
84 Euclid Ave.
Hackensack, NJ
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

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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