Like most runners, you’re probably more interested in running than yoga. You might have heard that yoga can help you but before you roll out a mat, pause and think about how to use yogato close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. It’s not about going to a weekly class and crossing it off your training to do list.
When it comes to using yoga for recovery, not all yoga is created equal. Restorative postures supported with props are a great way to unwind and relax deeply to optimize your recovery. Yoga bolsters and blocks are great, but you’ve got all kinds of other props around your house, whether you realize it or not. Hit up this restorative trifecta to open your chest and relax your hips and low back — all areas that need love post-run. Most important, embrace the opportunity to breathe deeply and find stillness.