Have you always wanted to learn how to do a handstand? I know I have. But while I have a decent level of fitness as a runner, my skills are lacking in the balance and strength departments. In an effort to address this, I asked yoga teacher Brittany Szafran of Sass Yoga to teach me how to master this pose.
Runners are notorious for skipping out on cross-training exercises so they can squeeze in more miles. But non-stop running is a good way to invite injury, putting a damper on future runs. Yoga is the perfect complement to running as it can help stretch and strengthen the zones that runners use most, keeping the whole body in tip-top shape and increasing the likelihood that you can run again another day..
A continuation of part 1 (see below)...Whether you’re new to yoga or have been living it for years, don’t let these common misconceptions get in the way of your physical practice.
Whether you’re new to yoga or have been living it for years, don’t let these common misconceptions get in the way of your physical practice. Although new yogis are more apt to fall into these traps, you can still find yourself, like I do, giving into these illusions even after many years as a devoted practitioner. Let this list help you see through your mind’s clutter and remember what is most important in your practice.