FAQ’s Yoga-for-Runners Course
Q. I am really inflexible and I don’t stretch very much (never)
A. This course is for YOU! You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga. In actual fact, learning purposeful relaxation techniques and appropriate stretching are immensely important for cross training and in improving your running. We will cover types of stretching, when and how much to stretch, how to affect the fascia/connective tissue and what props are the best in helping you become more functionally flexible.
Q. What do I need to wear and bring for the assessment and the classes?
A. Wear something comfortable that you may run or go to the gym in. For the assessment bring your running shoes with you and your orthotics if you use them. There are no other props you need to bring to class except a towel if you like, to place on you mat. We do not wear shoes or socks in class.
Q. What injuries will be covered?
A. Most injuries occur in the lower limbs – hips & pelvis, knees, shins, ankles and feet. The course will look at these areas predominantly, however, breathing technique will also be covered.
Q. Will I get handouts?
A. Yes, each week you will get a handout of the material we cover that evening. Over the 5 weeks you will have a whole program of appropriate yoga practices for your situation to enhance your running.
Q. Can I eat before class?
A. Yes, you can have a light dinner before class.
Q. What do I do once I’ve completed the course?
A. You can always do another course and build on what you’ve learnt. 5 weeks goes by very quickly! Another option is to continue with another of our Core Yoga classes at the Beginner or General levels. This will keep you on track with integrating functional flexibility and a different kind of endurance and strength into your training regime. If you’re injured and are prevented from running, yoga is a fantastic complementary practice.