Yoga for runners
Maybe you’re a marathon, long distance or interval runner, or maybe you enjoy an early morning jog around the block to get your heart rate pumping. Regardless of how much you run, balancing this rigorous exercise with a more calming routine is very important.
While yoga is a fulfilling practice on its own (there are hundreds of yoga positions to fill hour-long sessions), jumping into a simple a, b, c sequence to help ease tired muscles and prevent injury can easily fit into any running schedule.
I spoke with Morgan Cowie, a yoga instructor at Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre in Toronto, to find out how yoga can bring balance, strength and overall stability to a runner’s body.