Botanic to Bridge Stretches with Paul Charalambous from Salt Power Yoga

Namaste!

Get the deep yoga stretch before and after you hit the pavement with these runners poses recommended by Paul Charalambous from Salt Power Yoga.

1) Low Lunge Pose to Runners Lunge Pose

(Anjaneyasana to Utthan Pristhasana)

  • Stretches hip flexors while strengthening your hamstrings, groin and quads
  • Maintain a strong focus on your breathing
  • Work at a level that sits well in your body

2) Reclining Pigeon Pose to Reclining Cow Faced Pose

(Supta Kapotasana to Supta Gomukhasana)

  • Releases tightness as well as improves range of motion of your hips
  • Inhale to lengthening and exhale to relax into the poses
  • Our hips are a major intersection in our bodies, so take some time to take care of them.

3) Backbend Pose to Intense Side Stretch Pose

(Anuvittasana to Parsvottanasana)

  • Stretches your spine and shoulders while strengthening your legs and abdominals
  • Breath into your belly to calm your mind
  • Use this flow to help improve posture, sense of balance and digestion

4) Bridge Pose

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

  • Rejuvenates tired legs while stretching your chest, neck and spine
  • Has the power to be either energising or relaxing, depending on your style of breath
  • Works to reduce fatigue, backaches and headaches

5) Hero Pose to Ankle Stretch Pose

(Prapadasana to Vajrasana)

  • Stretches your shins and arches of the feet
  • Hold each pose for 10 breaths
  • Awesome for after-run relief

6) Legs Up The Wall Pose

Viparita Karani

  • Reverses the effects of gravity on your legs and feet to relieve tired muscles
  • Pair this pose with slow, rhythmic breathing to move you into your rest and digest nervous response
  • One of the most nourishing, grounding and calming of the yoga poses

Registered runners in the Botanic to Bridge can receive ONE WEEK’S FREE YOGA @ Salt Power Yoga.

Just use the code: B2BFREEWEEK, valid until 17/08/2018