Advice by Sport
Looking to break your running PB? Here’s a hot tip for you – turn to post run yoga! Find out how yoga can be a tremendous counterbalance to your running journey, with 5 recommended yoga poses and stretches for runners to achieve this. As told by the yoga instructor at Freedom Yoga, Shao Jie!
Hello, my name is Shao Jie, and I am currently a yoga instructor at Freedom Yoga. Running is a big part of my life. I started off as a sprinter in my school days, lacing up my track spikes to go as fast as possible. Running has now become a habit for me and I make time to pound the pavement or trails no matter how busy I am.
My yoga journey started out as an avenue to counterbalance my running. The intention was to help bring balance back into my body after all the impact and use. Post run yoga has since evolved into something that has gifted me a better understanding of my body, of movement and mobility, which has, in turn, improved my running journey tremendously.
Whether you are a casual weekend runner or a high mileage enthusiast, these are 5 yoga stretches that I’d recommend for runners: