Choose Yoga for your Best Marathon Yet!
From the desk of Team Yoga... The approach of the Boston Marathon every year is one of our favorite signs that spring is near, despite the never-ending snow storms. There is quite the buzz around the city. If you are gearing up for 26.2, we are here to support you. Need some inspiration? Check out these tips…
Yoga Tips for Marathon Runners: 1. After a long run, lie on your back on the floor and put your legs up against a wall (called Waterfall pose or Viparita Karani) to soothe tired legs and reverse the flow of energy. Start by placing a yoga block or towel underneath your tailbone to take some pressure off of your lower spine. Flatten your shoulder blades into the floor, flex your toes towards your face to stretch your leg muscles, close your eyes and enjoy!
2. Did you know that during an average mile run, your foot hits the ground 1,000 times? The impact on each foot equals four times your body weight! Try a yoga class to tap you into proper body alignment so you can support your body weight and minimize injuries.
3. Marathon running is all about mental preparation. Yoga helps you to clear your mind, reduce stress, and visualize your success as well as appreciate your love for the race.
4. Use your yoga practice to learn the power of breathing. Yogic breathing techniques help transport more oxygen through the blood to your muscles faster and more efficiently.
5. Balance yoga and Running to stretch and build flexibility in tight muscles. When muscles tighten, they pull on your bones and can take your body out of alignment, causing many back and joint problems down the road. Be proactive to avoid injury and ensure a lifetime of healthy runs.
Come join us at OMBE for Yoga for Runners every Sunday morning from 9:00am-10:00am. The class focuses on body awareness and alignment with extra attention to strengthening and stretching out the hips and legs. Or, schedule a private session to customize your own routine. Class size is limited to 6 so sign up now to reserve your spot. Purchase an Unlimited Class Pass for just $99! That means you can take all of our classes (including Yoga for Runners) for an entire month! Check out our current class schedule and register today! Call 617.447.2222 or email email@example.com if you have questions.
Our studio is located just past the finish line… what could be more convenient?