8 Yoga Moves for Time-Crunched Runners

Even if you only have a few minutes to spare, these poses can improve your performance.

Ideally, runners would balance their bodies and minds by practicing yoga for at least an hour twice a week, says physical therapist and yoga instructor Diana Zotos. But any asanas (that is, poses) you can squeeze into your schedule may improve your performance, reduce injury risk, relieve stress, and increase mindfulness. Practise this post-run routine from certified yoga teacher Ann Mazur, founder of runnersloveyoga.com, to help release tension in the hips, quads, hamstrings, and other areas that are often tight in runners.


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