Let’s start off the weekend in the right way – with a giveaway! 🙂
As runners we often forget about two key aspects of running – stretching and cross training (I know I certainly do). Luckily, yoga can fulfill both of these needs. Having a strong core and hip strength, as well as stretching and foam rolling, are all key ways to avoid injury, especially if you are a long distance runner.
Beth, also know as @sublimelyfit on social media, is both a yoga teacher and running coach. Because she has knowledge in both discplines, this makes her the PERFECT person to provide key information for runners who want to start practicing yoga. Because of this, I signed up for Beth’s Yoga for Runners Online Program last year. The program was awesome because we received daily activities and videos to explain and show us how to do the poses correctly.
As many of us are starting, or will start, marathon training soon, I thought it would be great to list some of the benefits of yoga for runners:
– Improve your running form
– Strengthen your core
– Better flexibility and range of motion
– Help with controlling your breathing on hard runs
– Increase your mental strength
….plus SO much more!
If you’re interested in learning about incorporating yoga in your life, you’re in luck! Enter for your chance to win a hard copy of Yoga for Runners by Dr. Beth Brombosz!
From the author:
“The book will walk you through a background of yoga and how to build a home yoga practice if you don’t have access to yoga classes. You’ll learn how incorporating breathing and meditation techniques can help you through difficult runs. And, you’ll learn about the best poses to help improve flexibility and strength in the muscles that runners use most, which will help you keep good running form. Together, these skills will help make you a more resilient, injury-resistant runner.”
Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. Giveaway will end on Thursday July 7 at 11:59 PM EST. GOOD LUCK!!
Do you incorporate yoga into your workout routine? Has it helped you with your running?