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How to Cross-Train For Running With a New Yoga

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Yoga is an ancient art of self development. Hatha yoga is a series
of exercise and breathing for good health. The main benefits of yoga for
runners may start with the asanas, or postures. Yoga in runners
improves circulation, concentration, strength and flexibility. Astanga
vinyasa (also called Dynamic or Power) yoga in runners, develop strength
and make upper body muscles really strong and flexible lower body and
spine. It is very useful in preparing the cardiovascular system and
muscles for great performances. Gentle form of yoga is sometimes
practiced to revitalize after hard training or competition. Yoga allows
calmness and understanding to our minds and bodies. The focus and
understanding would train the mind for competition and to develop self
esteem and confidence too.Pilates is an exercise developed by
Joseph Pilates in the 20th Century. It gives strength, stability, and
joint mobility. This technique is really helpful in injury
rehabilitation and corrects muscle imbalances and any inefficient
movements.Runner's yoga programs are healthy activities meant for
burning fat, building our strength, strengthening and toning our bones,
increase flexibility, improve balance and concentration. The Runner's
Yoga Program is a Complete Instructional Program, that can help you to
lose weight quickly.There are two main yoga postures for
beginners, the standing and the seated poses. The standing pose is
called the 'Mountain Pose'. They are meant to make you stronger and
improve your balance. Keep your feet together and your big toes should
be touching each other. The weight should be evenly distributed, to gain
the proper posture and stronger thigh muscles. Tense your thighs in a
way to get your kneecaps raised and body erect with your spine keeping
straight.The second yoga for beginners is seated version or
'Staff Pose' .You can do this by sitting on an exercise mat comfortably.
In this version, your legs are straight right in front of you and thigh
muscles tensed again and your feet should be flexed. Your spine should
stay erect. The main reason for this pose to make the body aligned and
legs strengthened.A third pose, known as the 'Corpse Pose', is
not technically one of the yoga poses, but it can be quite useful. This
can be one of the most relaxing experiences of the life. In this pose,
you lie on your back, palms up, and your eyes closed. It helps you to
cool down at the end of a yoga exercise or as an important part of
meditation practices and involves deep breathing.Yoga is a great
discipline for runners. It is of so many benefits and you can do it
whenever you like. Yoga poses for beginners are not tough, just a little
uncomfortable at times, when your muscles aren't flexible enough to be

If you are a runner or a serious athlete in another sport
looking to yoga as a great way to cross-train, consider runner's yoga. You
can find out more about how to do runner's yoga, hatha yoga, and other
yoga disciplines at
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