yoga

Breathe Like an Athlete

by Editor on April 3, 2012

Proper breathing technique is critical for improving stamina and getting the most out of every training session. Breathing the right way will make out of you a more proficient and effective runner. Doing so helps you run more, with less fatigue and injury. Nevertheless, most runners struggle to find the ideal breathing pattern. This is [...]

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Kids at Risk

by Editor on October 14, 2011

All of us fall into one of a couple of categories. Child, adolescent or adult. Within that last one, you could also be sub categorized as a parent or elderly individual. I’m not spouting anything new here. The point of this is to say that almost all of us have a responsibility to children – [...]

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Barefoot Running, Asana – It is all Yoga

by Editor on July 15, 2011

I recently wrote about how our activities define us and outlined how yoga can enhance your running program. This made me dig deeper into my life and my yoga. It made me think about overlap in all of the activities in which I partake on a regular basis. As a yoga practitioner for the last [...]

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What Motivates Me: Megan Wood

by Megan on March 28, 2011

I don’t even like to run to catch the train.  I have been known to put on my yoga clothes, then take a nap.  During Cross Country practice in high school, I would hide in the gym instead of running laps on the track.  I’m lazy.  I’m human.

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Listen to your Body, Not your Ego

by Megan on February 23, 2011

I am not a competitive person. So I thought running and yoga would be perfect activities for me.  I could push myself to my own limit and participate with other athletes while not having to engage in a battle against them.  It started innocently enough in my first Bikram yoga class.  The heat in the [...]

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Bring Focus into Any Exercise

by Megan on February 16, 2011

I walked into the yoga studio and unrolled my extra-long mat, disgusted. I was tired, I was hungry, and my rent was due. Outside, the freezing winds were bringing cold drifts of snow. I had forced myself out of my cozy apartment and down the street to my daily yoga class. The instructor began, and while my body was [...]

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10 Yoga Poses for Runners: Hips and Legs

by Abbie on May 26, 2010

I love yoga.  It’s great for the mind and especially the body. Whether you practice yoga or prefer stretching to loosen your tight muscles, these 10 yoga poses are great individually or as a quick routine for your hips and legs, adapted from the barefoot running book and good even for barefoot runners!  For a [...]

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