Author(s): Christine Felstead
Christine Felstead's unique programme, Yoga for Runners, provides a proven cross-training approach to the sport. Practical and accessible, this guide shows runners how to incorporate yoga into their routine to improve breathing, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental sharpness and overall athletic performance. In Yoga for Runners, 88 poses are described in detail to ensure readers are able to gain the full benefit whilst at the same time decreasing the risk of injury. All poses are used in a variety of sequences in various degrees of challenge. The sequences target runners' hot spots (including the hamstrings, hips and lower back), in order to develop core strength, speed up the recovery process after running and restore and rejuvenate. How to incorporate yoga into your running routine.
With an extensive history as a long-distance runner and yoga instructor, Christine Felstead has combined her twin passions into a pioneering program for runners. She teaches yoga classes and workshops for runners and endurance athletes. Her Yoga for Runners teacher training programme offers certification to a growing number of instructors now working in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Felstead presents regularly at International Yoga Expos and canfitpro conferences and has produced two best-selling DVDs.
Chapter 1. A Fit Body; Chapter 2. The Running-Yoga Connection; Chapter 3. Breathing; Chapter 4. A Fit Mind; Chapter 5. Running Injuries; Chapter 6. Feet, Ankles, Knees: Stabilize Your Foundation; Chapter 7. A Healthy Spine: Reduce Pain, Strain, and Pressure; Chapter 8. Core Strength: Maximize Your Running Performance; Chapter 9. Hamstrings: Achieve a Longer, More Fluid Stride; Chapter 10. Hips: Unleash the Power; Chapter 11. Quietude and Relaxation Poses: Restore and Recover; Chapter 12. The Yoga Sequences; Chapter 13. Yoga Off the Mat; Chapter 14. Yoga and Injuries.