Use these yoga poses to cool down, stretch, and strengthen your muscles after your run. Nothing ever felt so good.
1. Low Lunge
Running is great on the heart, but can be tough on the hips. Low lunges help stretch the thighs and groins while opening tightened hips.
2. Warrior Pose III
To lengthen and strengthen running muscles, head into Warrior Pose III. This will help strengthen ankles, legs, shoulders, and back muscles, while toning the abdomen and improving balance and posture.
3. Garland Pose
After a fierce run, you’ll need poses to release the tension. Take Malasana to stretch the ankles, groins, and back torso, and allow your front and back side to feel a new sense of freedom.
4. Downward-Facing Dog
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Running can add pressure to your legs and back. Afterwards, come into Downward-Facing Dog as a way to lengthen the spine and stretch the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands. It will also help slow down the mind and body. Even better, place your hands on a table, tree, or fence to get more leverage and length.