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The Runner's Yoga Book: A Balanced Approach to Fitness

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Runner's Yoga Book is an ideal companion for the weekend or professional athlete, for the reader who wants to stretch and relax, and for the developing yoga student who wants to establish a home practice. Drawing on over thirty years of teaching and personal practice, author Jean Couch offers precise instruction in all types of poses, guidelines for home practice, yoga ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 1st 1990 by Rodmell Press
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Andreas Michaelides
A practical guide for using Yoga as another tool that will help your running performance. I was sceptical at first if this exercises were going to help me any as my running was concerned but after applying the exercises I did noticed an amazing progress on my running ability.
I always consult it when ever I want to devise and create a new training program especially for my rest day I always have a session of Yoga exercises from this book.
I think this book saved me a lot of money and time because
I'll have to revisit my opinion after putting this into practice, of course. From a readthrough the pose photographs are excellent and the descriptions good. I like the emphasis on building up from absolute basics like foot placement. The running connection is poorer: there is little running-specific material, and the physiology is dated at best, inaccurate at worst (e.g.: handling of static vs. dynamic stretching; condemning lactic acid as a source of fatigue.) Oh, and the expected time commitm ...more
Publishers! I wish these types of books were spiral bound so they'd stay open when trying out poses. I read a prenatal yoga book that was spiral-bound, and it was the most used of any book I've ever read in the fitness genre.
This will really be a constant, ongoing read for me. Suffice it to say that it is something I am very ready for and need to pay attention to.
not just for runners... includes poses helpful for other sports as well. helpful variations.
I found this one a bit mis guided - I found it to be more of a stretching book.
good source for stretching poses.
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