Yoga for Runners

Program Synopsis – Running and Injuries

Runners are prone to various types of injuries due to the repetitive nature and high-impact nature of the activity. Here are some common running injuries:

Shin Splints: Shin splints, or medial tibial stress syndrome, cause pain along the shinbone (tibia). It is often caused by overuse, improper footwear, or running on hard surfaces.

Runner's Knee: Also known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner's knee causes pain around the kneecap. It can be caused by factors such as overpronation, muscle imbalances, or improper running form.

IT Band Syndrome: The iliotibial (IT) band is a thick band of tissue that runs along the outside of the thigh. IT band syndrome occurs when the IT band becomes tight or inflamed, causing pain on the outside of the knee.

Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is characterized by pain and inflammation in the plantar fascia, a band of tissue that connects the heel to the toes. It is often caused by overuse, improper footwear, or tight calf muscles.

Achilles Tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It can be caused by overuse, tight calf muscles, or improper footwear.

How We Help Our Clients

Yoga can be a valuable practice for runners to prevent injuries and enhance their overall performance. Here's how our Program can help:

Improved Flexibility: Our Program incorporates a variety of stretching exercises that can improve overall flexibility, including in the hips, hamstrings, calves, and IT band. Increased flexibility can help runners maintain proper body alignment and posture and reduce the risk of muscle imbalances or strains.

Strength and Stability: Yoga poses often engage and strengthen the core muscles, including the abdominal and back muscles. A strong core is essential for maintaining proper running form and stability, which can help prevent injuries. Additionally, yoga poses that target the glutes, quadriceps, and calf muscles can help build strength and stability in the lower body, reducing the risk of overuse injuries.

Balance and Proprioception: Yoga poses that challenge balance, such as Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) or Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III), can help runners develop better balance and proprioception (awareness of body position). This can translate to improved stability and coordination while running, reducing the risk of falls or missteps.

Mind-Body Connection: Yoga cultivates a greater awareness of the body, breath, and sensations. By practicing yoga, runners can develop a heightened sense of body awareness, allowing them to detect and address any imbalances or discomfort before they lead to injuries. This increased mind-body connection can also help runners maintain proper form and technique throughout their runs.

Injury Prevention: Yoga can help prevent common running-related injuries, such as shin splints, IT band syndrome, and plantar fasciitis. By improving flexibility, strengthening the core, and promoting proper alignment, yoga can reduce the strain on joints and muscles, minimizing the risk of overuse injuries.

Mental Focus and Stress Reduction: Running requires mental focus and managing stress during training and races. Our Program incorporates relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing and meditation, which can help runners manage stress levels and maintain mental clarity. By reducing stress and promoting a calm state of mind, yoga can help prevent mental fatigue and improve overall performance.

Who Should Sign up for This Program?

For clients who want to run better, further, and be free from injuries in every run.

Duration of Program

Approximately 1 hour (60 minutes) per session.

  • Breathing and Joint Loosening Exercises (15 min),
  • Asanas (30 min), and 
  • Relaxation and Meditation (15 min) 

Program Frequency

Recommended 3 (Three) times a week with at least 1 (One) day of rest between sessions.

Program Intensity

Gentle and Easy

Program Methodology

All clients shall go through our initial assessment before start of our Program, this is then followed by our monthly assessment, and lastly, our final assessment at the end of our Program.

Our Program is proprietary, and it is designed to run on a Systematic and Progressive manner. However, depending on the physical conditions and progress of clients, our Program allows modifications to be made without affecting the benefits to clients.

Program Director

A Certified Program Director shall be assigned to you once your purchase of this Program is confirmed. Our Program Director shall teach our proprietary Program on a step-by-step basis to our clients so that they could practice our Program at home for lasting results even after our Program has ended. It is a lifetime skillset that we are imparting to our clients for their health and wellness.

Program Disclaimer

We view yoga as a form of preventive and relief alternative. It is neither a cure-all nor a quick-fix intervention to your health or medical concerns or conditions. Our Program is not intended as a substitute for professional health or medical advice. It is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes. It is not intended to be patient education, does not create any patient-physician relationship, and should not be used as a substitute for professional health or medical diagnosis and treatment. If you have any health or medical concerns or conditions that warrant special attention, please seek the advice of your health or medical professional before beginning our Program.

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