Yoga for Runners
If you are preparing for a marathon you must build your endurance and balance to top it all. Yoga for runners, not only strengthens their muscle but also helps achieving agility.
Here, are a few yoga poses to help you get ready for a marathon:
Mountain pose or tadasana
It is an age-old yoga pose that gives your core and lower body strength and endurance by relaxing arms, face, neck and chest. This pose lengthens and strengthens your leg and calf muscles. Also this will help you find balance and steadiness with ease.
Virabhadrasana or warrior
With Warrior pose you get to strengthen all your lower body and allow controlled, easy lateral movement while on run. All you have to do is start with mountain pose then shifting your weight to the right leg. For intensifying the whole process, you can lift arms either overhead or along your side. This is a strenuous pose but provide great control over your movements.
Garudasana or eagle pose
You may have to run straight or go up a slope or even run on a terrain. This particular asana gives you that balance, especially over an uneven surface. All you have to do is cross right knee over the left one while you are settling in a squat position. Initially, this may seem hard but this improves your balance and focus, even when you are running on an uneven terrain.
Half kneeling half squat
This pose is done by kneeling on your right leg and then moving your left leg into a squat. Keeping left toes in line with right ankle you need to slide them to stretch so that it deepens.This pose not only affects your balance but also improves flexibility. It is good for your ankles, feet, shins, and calves.
These poses will help you get in the best shape before the big day.
Some of these poses of yoga for runners have really proved to be beneficial for those who have been preparing for a marathon. So what are you waiting for? Try them now!