Yoga for Runners by Christine Felstead

This incredibly handy book let’s you take Felstead’s Yoga for Runners practice anywhere you can take a book – the park, the cottage deck, the beach.

I got hooked on yoga to help me build strength and flexibility for marathon running, but don’t always have the time to get to a studio for the two or three sessions a week I crave. Felstead came to the rescue with her DVD series that took me from novice to intermediate, but saying Namaste to the TV screen wears after awhile.

Now I’m doing sun salutations to the actual sun, thanks to this 200 page book. Felstead packs the last half with yoga sequences (including pictures) of poses you can do post run, to heal hot spot, for tune up, build strength and stamina, or do body part specific tune ups.

Pictures and words illustrate how to do each pose, as well as the benefits.

The first half of the book explains the great benefits of yoga for both running and general health, in easy, precise and pragmatic language.

And the best part of the book? You can take it — and yoga — anywhere. Now I do sun salutations to the actual sun by flipping the book open to a sequence and letting Felstead’s expert advice guide me.


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