Yoga For Runners Salt Lake City UT

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.

Avenues Yoga
(801) 410-4639
68 K street
Salt Lake City, UT
Yoga Styles
eclectic

Sego Lily Mind Body Spa
(801) 566-2502
7475 S. Union Park Ave.
Midvale, UT
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Kundalini

Yoga Path
(801) 553-2513
12582 South 950 East Fort Street
Draper, UT
Yoga Styles
All

Park City Yoga Studio
435-655-YOGA(9642)
1662 Bonanza Dr.
Park City, UT
Yoga Styles
All styles

En Route Movement
(801) 364-1265
328 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Granite Peaks Community Ed Yoga
(801) 967-8143
5204 Charlotte Ave.
Kearns, UT
Yoga Styles
Hatha & Kundalini

Infusion Yoga & Pilates
(801) 294-5999
262 South Main Street
Bountiful, UT
 
Corporate Yoga
(801) 787-2515
60 W Main Street Court #100
Serving SL County and Utah County Business, UT
Yoga Styles
Power Yoga - all Levels

Lifted Life Yoga Center
(801) 492-3689
60 W Main Street Court #100
Alpine, UT
Yoga Styles
Power, Anusara, Hatha, Integral

Centered City Yoga
(801) 521-3440
918 E 900 S
Salt Lake City, UT
 

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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