- Running is a repetitive motion in one direction. Yoga works the muscles in all directions.
- Running can stress joints. Yoga helps you become aware of aligning your spine and your whole body in a way that protects your joints.
- Running is great for strengthening your lower body. Yoga works to bring balance by strengthening your core and upper body.
- Runners tend to lose flexibility with age. Yoga allows you to gradually increase flexibility by bringing muscles through a longer range of motion.
- Running, racing in particular, can be physically and mentally intense. Relaxed focus is encouraged in Yoga poses and breathing practices.
- Running requires controlled breathing. Yoga increases control and awareness of breath.
- Pain in familiar to many runners. Yoga teaches body awareness and is as much about being aware of tension in the muscles as it is about stretching and strengthening them.
- Racing is goal-oriented and competitive. Yoga is not about achievement, but about listening to your body and doing what works for you today.
- Runners often have high standards for achievement. Yoga encourages self acceptance and compassion. Tapping into that accepting part of yourself can help you feel more satisfaction with your running achievements.
- Yoga compliments running and helps to create a more balanced physical and mental runner.
Fall 2014 Yoga for Runners
Tuesday Lunch Yoga
12 Week Session
September 9th-December 2nd (no class the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 25th)
$78 for Run Wild Members/$85 for non-members
Thursday Evening Yoga
12 Week Session
September 11th-December 4th (no class Thanksgiving, Nov. 27th)
$85 for Run Wild Members/$92 for non-members
To register email Missy Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or send registration form and check to Run Yoga Missoula 400 North Avenue East Missoula, MT 59801