(Note: Fitness-conscious Kathy Murrie, a part-time copy editor at the Edmonton Sun, is today’s guest blogger. She reviews Christine Felstead’s Yoga for Runners.)
Finally got a chance to go through that Christine Felstead DVD Yoga for Runners.
Yeah, it’s aptly named an intermediate program. I’d recommend it for those who’ve done some yoga fairly regularly before. I liked it, but worked up a sweat: lots of good exercises, poses, movements for preventing typical running injuries, like IT band syndrome and runner’s knee.
Felstead’s got a good small cross-section of exercisers in her demo group, and I like how she offers easier or alternate versions of some moves to avoid straining.
She concentrates a lot of moves on opening up the chest for better breathing; stretching, strengthening and lengthening the back; lots on working the glutes, hamstrings, groin muscles, plus lower back for a stronger core, and, as she says “efficient weight-bearing for running.”
She recommends once a week on the full workout (about an hour), and has a quick program on the DVD for those without that much time. I liked it and would recommend it for any runner, probably her beginner version for those new to yoga.
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