Yoga for Marathon Training

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With the L.A. Marathon only 13 weeks away, my training schedule has me running 14 miles this weekend and three times during the week, averaging 30 miles total per week.  Unfortunately, all of the running has my muscles wound up so tightly, that my Ashtanga practice has become quite painful.  I consulted my teacher and she advised me to practice with the intention of lengthening... Read More

Run, Yoga, Run

I did my second marathon training run on Sunday.  Despite my fears, it was surprisingly EASY!!!  Although I’ve been doing Ashtanga three to five times a week, my 8.5 mile sunset run felt wonderful!  While my shoulders are usually tight, my upper back achy and my legs heavy and sore, these last two distance runs have been the opposite.  Light and relaxed.  All of the deep... Read More

Can Yogis Run Marathons?

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Long before I discovered yoga, I was a long-distance runner.  Running was part of my daily life.  It was my way to detox, to meditate and to challenge myself.  Then I experienced yoga.  I realized that like running, it demanded stamina and emotional strength while providing similar benefits, minus the wear and tear.  However, it seems that over the past decade I have rarely... Read More