Attn: Runners!

As the Philadelphia half and full marathons approach this weekend (November 19th & 20th), I wanted to provide a short, 15 minute, yoga sequence for all the runners out there who need to stretch out the areas of their bodies that get tight from running. I recommend that you do this video post-run since current common wisdom is that static stretching is better for your body after your workout, rather than before. Dynamic stretches are better pre-run and I’ll be leading runners of the half and full marathon this weekend through a series of dynamic stretches immediately before the race (6-7am on Saturday and 5:30-6:30am on Sunday at Eakins Oval in front of the Art Museum). In this video we will open up the soles of the feet, calves, quads, hamstrings, hips, and chest. Through doing these kinds of stretches to balance out your body, you will be able to perform at your best this weekend. Enjoy!

Yoga for Runners – 15 minute sequence

Post contributed by Teagan Schweitzer.