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The Runner's Guide to Yoga: A Practical Approach to Building Strength and Flexibility for Better Running (Athlete's Guide)

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Yoga will make you a better runner.
 
Millions of runners practice yoga daily because it cuts injuries and leads to more fluid, enjoyable running. In The Runner’s Guide to Yoga, Sage Rountree—America’s leading expert on yoga for athletes—shows you the poses and practices for stronger, healthier running.
 
Filled with color photographs, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow routines, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga offers simple ways to make yoga a part of your everyday training, even if you have never set foot in a yoga studio. This practical guide highlights the routines that ease tightness in the hamstrings and hips, strengthen the core, build strength and flexibility throughout your body, and speed recovery from minor injuries.
 
Rountree highlights over 100 key poses modeled by real runners and includes focused routines as well as key pre- and post-race yoga sequences. The Runner’s Guide to Yoga will complement your running every day, all season long.
 
Discover how yoga can improve your running with
 
  • Dynamic warm-ups and cooldowns for your workouts
  • Poses that target typical trouble spots, such as hips, calves, and hamstrings
  • Self-tests to determine areas of weakness or imbalance
  • Breath and meditation exercises to sharpen mental focus
 
Runner’s World columnist Sage Rountree holds coaching certifications from the Road Runner’s Club of America and USA Triathlon and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman® triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers, as well as team-sports athletes. She is a well-known writer who contributes frequently to Yoga Journal, USA Triathlon, and Endurance Magazine, and is the author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, and The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery.

 

Synopsis:

Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race.

Expanding on her best-selling book The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, certified running coach, Runner's World magazine columnist, and yoga instructor Sage Rountree explains the many specific benefits that yoga can bring to running. With hundreds of crisp, inviting color photographs featuring more than 100 poses and routines, The Runner's Guide to Yoga treats common problem areas to make runners stronger and more resistant to injury. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Runner's Guide to Yoga presents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines
  • simple poses to target areas of inflexibility and overuse for runners
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year

Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all runners.

About the Author

Runner’s World columnist Sage Rountree holds coaching certifications from the Road Runner’s Club of America and USA Triathlon and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman® triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers, as well as team-sports athletes. She is a well-known writer who contributes frequently to Yoga Journal, USA Triathlon, and Endurance Magazine, and is the author of The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, and The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Overview: How Yoga Helps Runners

Chapter 1. Strength and Flexibility

Chapter 2. Balance

Chapter 3. Focus

Part II. Poses for Strength and Flexibility

Chapter 4. Hips and Thighs

Chapter 5. Core

Chapter 6. Lower Legs

Chapter 7. Upper Body

Part III. Finding the Right Balance

Chapter 8. Preventing and Correcting Overuse Injury

Chapter 9. Preventing Acute Injury

Chapter 10. Balancing Work and Rest

Chapter 11. Balancing Studio Yoga with Home Practice

Part IV. Exercises for Focus

Chapter 12. Yoga’s Eight-Limbed Approach

Chapter 13. Breath Exercises

Chapter 14. Meditation Exercises

Part V. Putting It Together

Chapter 15. Routines for Dynamic Warm-up Before a Run

Chapter 16. Routines for Practice During a Run

Chapter 17. Routines Following an Easy Run

Chapter 18. Routines Following a Hard Run or Race

Recommended Resources

Subject Index

Poses Index

About the Models

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934030844
Author:
Rountree, Sage
Publisher:
VeloPress
Author:
Rountree, Sage Hamilton
Subject:
Running & Jogging
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Running
Subject:
running, runners, yoga, yoga for athletes, yoga for runners, yoga poses for runners, yoga routines for runners, running for marathon, marathon, half-marathon, yoga for marathoners
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Athlete's Guide
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.38 x 1 in 1 lb

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Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race.

Expanding on her best-selling book The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, certified running coach, Runner's World magazine columnist, and yoga instructor Sage Rountree explains the many specific benefits that yoga can bring to running. With hundreds of crisp, inviting color photographs featuring more than 100 poses and routines, The Runner's Guide to Yoga treats common problem areas to make runners stronger and more resistant to injury. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Runner's Guide to Yoga presents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines
  • simple poses to target areas of inflexibility and overuse for runners
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year

Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all runners.

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