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For people who run a lot, yoga can be a great way to prevent tight hips, leg and back muscles and reduce the risk of injuries. It is also one of the best cross-training activities to incorporate into a runner’s rest day.
Although I have stopped long-distance running due to my old ankle injuries, I still run regularly and cannot do without Yoga. Yoga really helps to ease off tight areas and improves alignment which results in more enjoyable runs, less pain, and less muscle soreness.
This cool-down sequence is one of my few go-to routines after a run. focuses a lot on stretching the hips, hamstrings, as well as the back. It is a mixed-level routine and is suitable for most people.
The next time you go for a run, try cooling down with this video and let me know how you feel.
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Keep running and keep stretching!
All my love,
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The YogaMad is founded by Mila, an avid yogini who is passionate about inspiring others to live their best lives while finding mind-body-soul balance. She has a background in business consulting but has left the corporate world in her quest to live out her dreams as a yoga nomad.