As an athlete for most of my life- even before I joined little league I was part monkey, part circus performer and luckily made of rubber as I felt out of trees- off bicycles – and got up and did it again the next day. Organized sports arrived with LL baseball at 6 and I was at the plate , in the on deck circle or practicing for the next 45 years. One thing I learned was the value of proper warm and flexibility. With this I learned to stretch, how to stretch and what to stretch.
This flexibility and work ethic to remain flexible has limited the injuries I have sustained and prevented those that were unavoidable from being catastrophic.
I read many books on stretching and watched a few movies and videos (remember them)- now I can go to you tube or others and see any kind of stretching or exercise.
I later attended a yoga class ( at age 44) and realized that many of the stretches I practice are adapted from or are actual yoga “asanas” .
Poses– A sampling of poses that can and will be helpful for any and every runner. These are especially helpful for the “fun-runner” that hits the road 3-5 days a week and jumps in the occasional 5k/10k and maybe even a marathon BUT also works 40-50 hours and needs some help relaxing and recoveri ng from the workout and work.
Some Yoga in video form-
Why do Yoga?