Yoga For Marathon Recovery

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Whether it's your first or fourth marathon, when you finally cross the finish line, your body is going to be pretty sore. Even with months of endurance training, the 26.2-mile course is sure to leave even the best endurance runners in need of effective recovery methods that soothe, relax, and rejuvenate the body.

These methods often include relaxing massages, hot baths, and ice packs. And while these methods are excellent at treating immediate aches and pains, they are no substitute for therapeutic techniques, such as yoga, that can help marathon runners recover more quickly and effectively.

Why is yoga good for marathon runners?

Yoga's combination of core-strengthening poses, spinal twists, and deep musculoskeletal stretches offer runners the benefit of:

·         increased oxygen circulation to vital tissues and muscle groups

·         better range of motion in the hips, back, and shoulders

·         increased strength in the arms, legs, and core

·         postural alignment for increased speed and endurance

·         improved mind-body awareness

·         a notable increase in balance which decreases the risk of falls.

Over the past few years, elite runners who compete in the New York City marathon utilize Manhattan Yoga instructors in their training routines. With yoga routines designed to provide the benefits listed above, runners can now recover from their 26.2-mile courses and prepare for their next marathon quicker than ever before.

How do I get started with yoga?

Hiring a professional for personal training for marathon in Manhattan often includes yoga to assist in the recovery process. Not only will you get an excellent workout, but your trainer can advise you on how best to approach each pose.

Check out your local trainer directory or stop into a gym in the city to find a personal trainer who can help you get started on your yoga routine after a marathon.

What yoga poses help speed recovery?

Yoga poses that aid in fast healing and recovery time after running a marathon include:

·         Mountain Pose (Tadasana): This pose is excellent for improving posture and balance.

·         Downward-facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana): This pose stretches the back, hamstrings, calves, heel cords, arches of the feet, toes, chest muscles, shoulders, neck, and deltoids.

·         Child's Pose (Balasana): This pose is excellent for opening up the hips, thighs, ankles, knees, and back.

·         Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana): This pose stretches the chest, arms, spine, and abdomen.

Additionally, be sure to ask your yoga instructor about other poses that can help with breath control, strength, and flexibility so that your yoga routine can give you the best marathon recovery possible.




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