Many of us who love both running and yoga know how important it is to balance both activities in our lives. Not a simple thing to do since running and yoga require time and dedication to become proficient at either. Even those who practice a fairly vigorous form of yoga have likely learned from experience that it’s a long climb back aerobically after those periods of time when they take a break from running.
I’m not sure you can ever have too much yoga, but too much running without enough yoga (or a good stretching routine) can create a lot of issues for those of us with the genetic predisposition of a two-by-four. Instead of popping advil like candy after your next long run, why not take 20 minutes to balance out your running muscles with the following yoga sequence crafted by Callah at my yoga life:
Looking for more inspiration? Check out the following links:
Yoga: The Perfect Running Companion (via #YogaHack)
7 Days of Yoga and Running (via iYogaLife)
ChiRunning (via Amazon.com)
Born to Run (via Amazon.com)
Yes thank you for posting this! I definitely need to find time for both running and yoga – it’s funny how a daily yoga practice does not seem to help keep up my conditioning for running at all. Recently I’ve been doing a short run right before my yoga practice which I really like – it helps warm up my body for practice and then the yoga helps stretch and realign things.
How crazy, I posted that identical sequence I do post-run a few months ago!
great minds think alike?
Hey Callah! My bad! I totally thought I credited you for the sequence. Must be the July heat! Sounds like you’re enjoying teacher training. Thanks for stopping by:)
Haha that makes sense! I was thinking wow, talk about crazy!!
Well yes running is important but maintaining a balance between running and yoga asanas is what will give you the optimum result.
was hoping to look for article like this. I always make it an effort to balance out my yoga with running.
Thanks for posting, some great yoga poses here.
I always find my running becomes easier after regular yoga sessions, any injuries seem to disappear too!
Hello Daily Cup of a Yoga! I am a wellness practitioner. I am creating a logo for my business and wanted to possibly use the enchanting yin yang symbol you posted with your log. Did you create it? Or do you know who did? Thank you!! 🙏🏽
Very informative post. Running and Yoga are connected, I have experienced it myself.