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Yoga for Runners-2nd Edition

Yoga for Runners-2nd Edition

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    You already know that running can be invigorating, therapeutic, fun, and challenging. And you are likely painfully aware that it can lead to stiffness, muscle imbalances, and overuse injuries such as knee pain, shin splints, sciatica, and hamstring and groin strains.

    Let Yoga for Runners show you how to incorporate yoga and breathing techniques into your workouts, help you eliminate chronic aches and pains, and keep you running stronger and longer. Each of the featured yoga poses was exclusively selected for runners and is described in detail to ensure correct execution and improve strength, mobility, and flexibility. Every part of the body is addressed to help you strengthen the spine, core, upper body, hips, hamstrings, knees, and feet and ankles.

    Accompanied by full-color photos, the poses are also arranged into 13 yoga sequences to address specific areas of concern such as core stability, strengthening and lengthening the hamstrings, increasing mobility of the hip joint, speeding up the recovery process after a practice run or race, and loosening the neck and shoulders, which is particularly beneficial for runners who sit much of the day. Anatomical illustrations and descriptions explain how the poses and sequences decrease your risk of acute or chronic injury as well as why they are beneficial to your training regimen.

    Yoga for Runners also features breathing and mindfulness techniques to help you become more alert to the signs of a possible injury developing and to know when you can push your body a bit harder.

    Now is the perfect time to start a yoga program that will help your endurance, strength, breathing, and mental sharpness and make your running experience more productive, pain free, and enjoyable for years to come.

    CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. Yoga for Runners Online CE Exam, Second Edition, may be purchased separately or as part of the Yoga for Runners With CE Exam, Second Edition, package that includes both the book and the exam.

    Audience

    Runners of any distance, coaches and other fitness professionals who work with runners, and yoga teachers.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. The Running–Yoga Connection
    Chapter 2. Fit Body and Mind
    Chapter 3. Breathing
    Chapter 4. Prevent Injury
    Chapter 5. Healthy Spine
    Chapter 6. Core Strength
    Chapter 7. Upper Body
    Chapter 8. Hips
    Chapter 9. Hamstrings
    Chapter 10. Knees
    Chapter 11. Feet and Ankles
    Chapter 12. Restore and Recover
    Chapter 13. Yoga Sequences
    Chapter 14. Yoga Off the Mat

    About the Author

    With an extensive history as a long-distance runner and yoga instructor, Christine Felstead has married her twin passions into a pioneering program for runners. She teaches yoga classes and workshops for runners and endurance athletes and is continually evolving her program to bring the best to runners—most recently expanding the strength component and incorporating functional mobility. Felstead’s Yoga for Runners teacher training program offers certification to instructors working in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

    Felstead presents regularly at international conferences and has produced two best-selling DVDs on yoga for runners and a six-episode educational series. She has been featured in numerous publications, including Runner’s World, Women’s Running, Yoga Journal, Women’s Health, Library Journal, Sweat Equity, and Canada’s National Post. She resides in Toronto.

     

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    Sherry Meehan
    Great update to a previous edition

    This new edition adds strength training to enhance the already excellent stretching for runners. Really helps those of us that are over 60 to keep on running comfortably.

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    Frances Lamb
    Yoga for Runners, Second Edition is a terrific must-have book

    Yoga for Runners, Second Edition is a terrific must-have book for anyone wanting to improve their running, yoga practice, and/or become a healthier, stronger athlete. YfR is well written and well organized, with clear descriptions of poses and sequences. Christine Felstead has evolved her practice in the second edition to focus less on flexibility and more on mobility, strength and stability. I appreciated that she added in more on joint movement and core strength as it relates to breathing. I am a lifelong runner, and have experienced serious stiffness and injuries. I have found Yoga for Runners to be an excellent guide for working on every part of the body, as well as a holistic look at how the body works together. I highly recommend this book.