Happy Friday! We’re wrapping up the first week of runner’s yoga on the blog. This week, we discussed 7 yoga benefits for runners, an anxious person’s guide to trying yoga, and how to balance running and yoga. Today, I’m sharing my 4 favorite YouTube yoga videos for runners. Try these out to complement your running and/or yoga studio practice.
YouTube Yoga for Runners
For Beginners: YogaTX’s Cool Down & Warm Up Flow for Hamstrings & Hips
Cole Chance leads this 23 minute beginner’s level yoga video with lots of verbal cues and pointers. In a pose, she will let you know where in your body you should be feeling it, and how to fix alignment issues. The video is a good flow sequence for hamstrings and hips.
For a well-rounded session: Runner’s Yoga with Adriene
30 minutes long, this felt like a complete yoga session without being overly long. It would be great for a Friday evening after the work week. It is also a good transition to yin yoga, as the poses are held for some time (but not ridiculously long). The most complicated pose is pigeon which she has a video tutorial for.
To recover from yesterday’s long run: Brett Larkin’s Yoga for Runners
Brett also has a 60 minute version of this session, but this 40 minute video felt more time-efficient. It’s a great long session to do on Sunday after Saturday’s long run. She gives a good amount of verbal cues, but I’d consider it an intermediate level yoga video.
Also, check out:
- 7 Yoga Benefits for Runners
- The Anxious Person’s Guide to Trying Yoga, Maybe
- How to Balance Running and Yoga.