Yoga strengthens your mental muscles
Running is as much a mental exercise as it is a physical one. You’ve got to achieve focus and confidence, which is tough when training for and competing in a race. Yoga can help alleviate some of the pressure associated with competition, says Kvasnic. Flowing through poses (and practicing yoga meditation) gives you the opportunity to practice calming your mind and letting go of expectations – two skills that will come in handy on race day.