Adding a regular yoga practice into your week offers an invaluable addition to your training programme
Whatever your choice of sport, yoga can help in improving your mental focus, respiratory capacity, flexibility and strength.
Professional athletes are now turning towards yoga to enhance their physical performance, prevent injuries and extend their careers.
However you dont have to participate in a sport to reap the endless benefits of yoga- so whether you are looking for a stand-alone activity to improve your overall health and well being, or you are after a cross-training programme to benefit your chosen sport then Optimal Movement Yoga Classes are for you.
- Improve overall flexibility and mobility
- Build strength and stamina
- Increase balance and agility
- Reduce daily aches and pains
- Return body to optimal alignment
- Aid in recovery and injury prevention
- Improve posture
- Improve blood flow and tissue health
- Promotes better diaphragmatic breathing and lung efficiency
- Stimulates parasympathetic nervous system- reducing blood pressure, heart rate, stress and anxiety
- Improves digestion (digestive system is stimulated by the parasympathetic system)
Running and Yoga WorkshopLondon Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR
Next Workshop: Saturday 10th August (2pm-4pm)
A 2 hour all round programme designed to meet the needs of the runner at all levels
Running and yoga compliment each other perfectly so whether you are an elite runner or beginner, a regular downward dogger or you’ve never done yoga before then this workshop is for you
We will start things of with a training session led by experienced runners and athletic coaches Joe and Oli, who will guide you through a comprehensive warm up, running drills and running techniques before leading you through a session tailored to meet the needs of the group.
This will be followed by a Yoga for Runners routine led by Yoga teacher and LIRF instructor Sally. This has been specifically designed to counter balance the demands that running places on your body. The sequence will aid in your recovery and reduce future risk of injury by releasing tight muscles (hamstrings anyone!), building strength and stamina and restoring balance throughout your body.
Each runner will then receive a well earned homemade vegan friendly flapjack for a much needed post training energy boost!
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