Dr. Shyla Arya, from Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas in Grapevine and Keller, TX, was happy to mentor Dr. Crane in her yoga practice and to share her expertise with Dr. Crane’s running peeps.
Yoga is a practice that combines stretching, strengthening, proprioception and balance. It is one of the most well-rounded activities you can do to augment your training schedules. It will challenge you by showing you the weak and tight places on your body, all of which are roadblocks to efficient gait on your runs.
Yoga doesn’t mean complicated poses and putting your legs behind your head, it simply means union. Bringing together in union the essentials of balanced legs, core, chest, arms, and breath to make you the most efficient athlete possible.
In my yoga for runners class we always focus on hips, quads, hamstrings, calves, and of course…feet…your rooting mechanisms. If you’ve suffered from plantar fasciitis, IT band syndrome, Achilles Tendonitis, ankle sprains—you need yoga!
Check out our #1 pose for runners video here and stay tuned for more!. And join us for a free class Monday night at the pines across from Keller Town Hall for outdoors runner’s yoga! And of course if you have any lower extremity pain-come see us!
In part one of Yoga for Runners: Dr Arya and Dr Crane from FAANT demonstrate a bridge pose. This is great for runners who sit hunched over a computer all day. It benefits the rectus abdominus, hips, shoulders, hamstrings and adductors.