CorePower Yoga x REI: Yoga for Your Run


(gentle upbeat music) Yoga is a great way to get
the most out of your run. Here’s a few things that I do. Before you leave, take a
minute to set an intention. Why are you running today? And, how do you wanna feel after your run? Now, let’s take some time to warm up. Mountain Pose Side Stretch. Inhale, send your arms overhead. Reach for the sky. And exhale, side stretch to the right. Wrap your right hand
around your left wrist. Pull your left shoulder to the left. Inhale, return through center
and exhale side stretch to the left. Wrap your right hand
around your left wrist, pull your left shoulder
toward the opposite side. Inhale, return through center and exhale, release your arms down by your side. Forward Fold I.T. Band Stretch. Inhale breath to prepare,
and exhale forward fold. Release your fingertips to the ground. Cross your left foot behind your right. Take an inhale here. And exhale, soften into to your back body. Inhale, return through center. And, exhale, cross your
right foot behind your left. Take an inhale here. And exhale, soften into your back body. Inhale, return through center, and exhale, fold. Standing Figure Four. Inhale, lift your right leg up. And exhale, cross your right
ankle over your left thigh. Flex your toes. Inhale, lengthen your spine,
and exhale, drop your hips low. Inhale, lift your right
leg back up, and exhale, place your foot on the ground. Switch sides. Dynamic Lunges. Start by bringing your
feet hips-width distance. Bring your hands to heart center. Inhale, step your left foot back. And exhale, bend your
back knee to a hover. Inhale, return through center, and exhale, squat down. Repeat 12 times,
alternating legs as you go. Plank Pose. Plant your hands, shoulder-width
distance, on the ground and step your feet back
to the top of a push-up. Breathe here. Press your heels back, press
the earth away from you, dome up the space between
your shoulder blades. Fire up your core, bring your bellybutton to your spine. Hold here for 30 to 60 seconds. And, breathe. While you’re running, try
out this breathing exercise. Inhale for four counts, hold for two counts at the top, and then exhale for four counts. Hold for two counts at the bottom. Repeat this same pace for two minutes. After you run, let’s cool
down with a little flow. Seated Figure Four and Cow Face. Come down to a seat, bring
your feet hips-width distance. Inhale, cross your right ankle
over top your left thigh. On your exhale, press
your palms behind you, hinge your torso forward. Moving into Cow Face pose,
bring your thighs together, send your knees towards the earth, and reach for the shoelace
parts of your feet. Inhale, lengthen through
the crown of your head. And, exhale, hinge your torso forward. Breathe like that on your
own, then switch sides. Bridge Pose. Come down to your back, place your feet just behind your hips. Root down through all
four corners of your feet. And then, inhale, lift
your hips towards the sky. Continue to breathe here,
squeeze your inner thighs in, and maintain your gaze up. (gentle upbeat music)

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