Yoga for Runners: Intermediate Program
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Christine Felstead's ''Yoga for Runners: Intermediate Program'' - the follow-up to her best selling ''Yoga for Runners: Beginner Program'' - is a complete yoga workout designed to deepen flexibility while also including key strengthening work for runners. It includes an energetic sequence of yoga poses including details on how they benefit the runner specifically. While this is a program aimed at an intermediate level, Christine's instructions are precise and clear enough for anyone to take part. Participants are encouraged to stay within their limits while being given the tools to explore deeper. This yoga program will result in greater balance and symmetry by stretching tight areas (hamstrings, hips, lower back) and strengthening weak areas (inner quads, adductors, core, upper body and back). Equipment needed: yoga mat, yoga belt, yoga block (optional), towel (optional).
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I like the pace of this practice very much and I find the voice is fairly soothing and quiet. Yes, her speech pattern is maybe different or distracting to some people but she isn't really yelling or rah rah cheerleading so I don't mind the way she speaks. I like the long holding of the poses for good stretch and strengthening. I find I really like this more so than other videos or online practices I have used that move from one pose to another very quickly for more of a calorie burn or rush through a practice to get 30 minutes of activity in. Really not what yoga is all about in my mind.
Anyhow, it is also really nice to see normal people in various stages of the poses so you can see how they are able to use their own strengths or weaknesses in their yoga practice. Its not all about the one right way to do a pose. Different people, different body types, different abilities. I think I like this part of this particular video the most. I can look to see if I can choose to do a pose the way one of the other people in the video is doing it. If I can't, then maybe I am just not able to go all the way into a certain pose. That's life.
Really recommend this for anyone who has some yoga practice knowledge but as it says it is intermediate and not the best dvd for beginners.
The recommended block and strap will be necessary if you aren't especially limber or your muscles are rather tight. Out of the full program, I only need the block for 2 poses and the belt for 1 pose but I'm glad I have the tools because 1 of those poses is especially helpful for IT Band issues.
My current running level: 3x's a week (9-11 miles total) with 3 add'l days of cross training.