YOGA MIGHT BE HELPFUL IN ACHIEVING A STATE OF RELAXATION at bedtime conducive to a good night’s sleep, known now to be vital to recovery from hard workouts. “WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Yoga for Bedtime, Relax and Sleep Better” from Runtastic.com offers an article with a link to a YouTube video. This particular routine can be performed in bed.
Watching it routine, I realized this routine incorporates stretches beneficial to running. Many of the moves are the same or very similar to those I perform upon waking, often in bed. The opening sitting position is a tough one for those of us with tight hips. I love that the instructor asks us to reverse leg positions because this move can reveal an asymmetry which may eventually lead to injury.
Earlier BLOG posts have discussed that topic (3/28/2016, WHY WORRY ABOUT ASYMMETRY? and 5/23/2016, HELP FOR RUNNING HIPS). Runtastic’s “Sleep Better” app is promoted at the beginning of the video. It’s been updated recently. There are so many options for monitoring sleep, especially built into wrist wear, that viewers can decide for themselves whether this is a good option for them.
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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