THE ITEM, “TEN BEST YOGA MOVES FOR INFLEXIBLE PEOPLE” on MyFitnessPal.com blog is a wonderful place to start if you are totally daunted by popular yoga routines and think you are inflexible. Until attempted, as is often the case with simple exercises, these moves may seem to be too easy to bother with for personal use. But, runners tend to be stiff unless consciously incorporating daily or weekly stretching, mobility, and flexibility work into their schedules.
What I appreciate about this list of moves is that it pays attention to achieving flexibility in the upper body as well as the legs. Holding the trunk in a relatively fixed position while pumping arms and legs causes my shoulders and back to feel tired and tight after a long run. Sitting for long periods of time with slumped shoulders also does this. Try these moves in several regularly scheduled sessions; if you experience improvement in flexibility, you may wish to sign up for a yoga class!
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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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