Iyengar Yoga For Runners – Weekly Intermediate Class 68

Focus: This class has been made in response to a number of requests from people wanting a sequence of yoga poses that will benefit runners. It targets each of the main muscle groups that tend to be affected by running and jogging.

The class starts with poses that help to release and lengthen your hamstrings. It them systematically works through calf lengthening poses, poses for the adductor/groin region, poses for the psoas and quadriceps, the gluteals, and the iliotibial band. Some poses that help to release your lower back are also included at the end of the class. This sequence will be well suited to athletes and joggers, or anyone wanting to systematically stretch the main muscle groups associated with running.

Key Poses: utthita hasta padangusthasana, eka pada rajakapotasana, supta padangusthasana

Equipment: Mat, chair, blanket, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 40 min

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