Finding Balance

Check out the first in a series of videos that demonstrate yoga moves that can be used by runners to prevent injuries. For the complete set of balanced runner videos go to Runner's World.

Keeping Healthy

Overuse injuries are far too common among long distance runners. Letís face it, running can be addicting; maybe it is the need for sweat, or for the great feeling you get when pushing yourself on a long run. Sooner or later, your body becomes tired, your muscles ache, you suffer nagging soreness and become a prime candidate for an overuse injury. So how do you avoid it?

Whether you like to admit it or not, running isnít the only beneficial form of exercise. Incorporating yoga into a regular exercise routine will not only help you avoid injuries, it may actually improve your performance. So what are the benefits of yoga?

  • Improves flexibility and coordination

  • Helps build endurance

  • Removes physical and mental stress

  • Corrects muscle imbalances

  • Leads to increased breathing capacity

Additional Resources

Check out the following pages to learn about tips for staying healthy and to learn more about the benefits of yoga.