Yoga will make you a better runner.
Millions of runners practice yoga daily because it cuts injuries and leads to more fluid, enjoyable running. In The Runner’s Guide to Yoga, Sage Rountree—America’s leading expert on yoga for athletes—shows you the poses and practices for stronger, healthier running.
Filled with color photographs, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow routines, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga offers simple ways to make yoga a part of your everyday training, even if you have never set foot in a yoga studio. This practical guide highlights the routines that ease tightness in the hamstrings and hips, strengthen the core, build strength and flexibility throughout your body, and speed recovery from minor injuries.
Rountree highlights over 100 key poses modeled by real runners and includes focused routines as well as key pre- and post-race yoga sequences. The Runner’s Guide to Yoga will complement your running every day, all season long.
Discover how yoga can improve your running with
- Dynamic warm-ups and cooldowns for your workouts
- Poses that target typical trouble spots, such as hips, calves, and hamstrings
- Self-tests to determine areas of weakness or imbalance
- Breath and meditation exercises to sharpen mental focus
Paperback with full-color interior
7 3/8″ x 9 1/4″, 224 pp., $19.95, 9781934030844
“Sage Rountree outlines ways yoga complements any running routine.” — Runner’s World
”Yoga is not only good for athletes—it is essential, for both the physical and mental benefits…Sage shares the benefits that yoga has brought to her life as an athlete and offers easy to follow yoga postures and breathing techniques to help athletes of all sports get started with a safe and effective yoga routine and to help them avoid or rehabilitate an injury.” — Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, Director/Founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and contributor to Yoga Journal
”Sage’s clear approach to incorporating yoga into a training season perfectly addresses all the things athletes need to hear about flexibility and balanced conditioning—and Sage delivers it in a way that athletes can relate to.” — Karen Dubs, creator of the Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga DVD series