Yoga is the perfect exercise partner to running. Doing yoga in conjunction with running can make you a better runner. The right yoga poses help ease pain, eliminate physical stress and make it easier to run efficiently. Combining yoga with running builds up strength and flexibility, working your hamstrings, hip flexors, core and quads. So if you’re a runner what yoga poses should you be doing?
1. Downward and Upward Facing Dog
One of the best yoga poses for runners is the classic downward and upward facing dog. Whilst downward facing helps to stretch the hamstrings and the calves, upward helps to expand the chest and the shoulders, which can contribute to better breathing.