Marathon season is now upon us, as are the injuries, weaknesses, aches and pains so often caused by the demands of training for 26.2 miles.
Yoga, recognised for its potential to loosen tired muscles and strengthen physical weaknesses, can serve as effective rehabilitation, recovery tool, and mechanism to improve the mental toughness of runners, all of which are crucial to completing the physical challenge.
With several world marathons having been and gone, yoga is highly beneficial in aiding physical restoration and minimising the impact caused by covering such a large distance. In light of this, here are 6 yoga poses that support recovery for every runner; from triple medal-holders to those setting out on their very first jog.
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