Can yoga really help with endurance training?

8th January 2022

Yoga can benefit any athlete (as well as the couch potatoes amongst us). It reduces the risk of injuries as well as the aches and pains associated with endurance training. Yoga can increase strength and muscle efficiency, particularly useful to correct muscular imbalances and reduce strain on joints, ligaments and tendons. Yoga will help increase your mobility and flexibility which will, in turn, contribute to better movement efficiency and speed up your recovery time.

Yoga is also THE discipline to help improve your breathing which contributes to better endurance capacity and cardiovascular ability. It also increases mindfulness which enables you to focus and power through challenging times as well as becoming more body aware which helps you make adjustments to improve your posture and sporting technique.

If you would like to learn more about how yoga can benefit you as an occasional or veteran runner why not join myself and local Personal Trainer and endurance runner Shaun Bigg for a fun, informative and practical Runners Workshop where we’ll explore:

  • How our body moves, specifically when we run
  • Building muscular endurance and strength
  • Mobility, balance and agility
  • Tips on making the most from your running
  • How to incorporate dynamic and static yoga stretches to your training regime

There will be some talking, plenty of time to ask questions, some practical yoga and strength activities, a chance to have a coffee and a chat with like minded people and then an optional guided run on the Downs or runners-focused yoga class.

Click here for more information and to book.

I am also running an evening Yoga For Runners Workshop in Henfield on Monday 24 January.

Yoga workshop for runners