Yoga for those who like to run

Are you crazy about running? Then a few yoga exercises can boost the stamina and the strength to get this passion alive.

Some of the poses are mentioned below:

Standing forward bend

In this pose, you need to stand straight with your feet together touching each other. Slowly inhale and lengthen your spine in the upward direction. Then exhale and dive forward with your hands touching the floor. Breathe slowly until the back muscles of your legs become tension free. Slowly come out of the pose rolling up the spine and straighten up. Inhale and come to the neutral position.

Forward bend : Triangle

Stand up and jump with your feet landing at 4 feet distance. Slowly move the right toes in the same direction and pull you left toes inside. Raise the arms and exhale. Stretch to the right and tilt the torso downwards so that the right hand is right in front of the right leg, while the left hand is pointing towards the sky. Slowly tilt on the waist without rotating. Stretch the arms and feel the muscles stretch at the hips and legs. You need to take 10 breaths in this posture and slowly unload it.

Triangle: Wide legged forward bend

Initially leave the feet at a distance slowly widening them. Then turn the feet in such a manner that both the toes are taken inwards. Place the hand on the hips and lengthen the spine. Slowly bend the waist and look downwards with your head coming down. Place hands on the floor. Stay there for a few seconds and unload.

Wide legged foreard bend: Squat

Slowly stretch the legs and bend the knees. You should attain a squat position. If it is difficult to get the feet on the floor flat, then you can widen the legs a bit more. The hands should be got into a prayer position and the spine straightened. Stay in this position and breathe for 30 second. Unloading means to rock forward with hands and come to sitting position slowly.

Squat : Reclining hero pose

Sit on the knees and move the feet slowly apart. The bottom should rest on the floor. Slowly lean on the backward direction with shoulders touching the floor. It this pose doesn’t stress you then, you can stay with your back on the floor for a few seconds. It should be followed with your middle back resting like this for some time. Slowly release and gently stretch your thighs. Do not stretch or continue if you feel pain in the knees.


Yoga poses are good for running activity. You can do your warm up with yoga exercises, that not only relax the muscles, but might also have a positive impact on your running.

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