Yoga for runners
Yoga may seem like the opposite of running – the former is slow and low-impact while the latter is high-intensity cardio. Yet the two practices actually have a lot in common, says Steven Kvasnic, a Canadian yoga teacher and certified fitness trainer now based in Costa Rica. “They both require regular practice, strength, flexibility, endurance, mental focus and a structured breathing method. That’s why yoga is a perfect cross-training tool for runners,” he says. Here are five ways practicing yoga can improve your abilities as a runner.