Runners Pose of the Month: Half Splits (Ardha Hanumanasana)

July 8th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Keep your hamstrings happy with this month’s pose! Begin in table pose, on your hands and knees. Your hands should be shoulder-width apart on your mat, and your knees hip-width apart on your mat. […]


Find focus with mindfulness meditation

July 2nd, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | 1 Comment »

We all run for different reasons. Running can be extremely therapeutic, helping people to de-stress or separate from the busy thoughts of the day. Running can be a great way to practice meditation during […]


Keep your TFL flexible

June 26th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Want to run faster and avoid knee pain? Keep your TFL flexible. The tensor fascia latae (TFL) muscle is one of the hip flexor muscles responsible for pulling your thigh up (flexing the hip!), […]


Your posture is key: fixing anterior pelvic tilt

June 17th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

There is a lot of research on exaggerated pelvic tilt in athletes and how it is linked to injuries, particularly in the hamstrings and lower back. Anterior pelvic tilt, or forward rotation of your […]


Prevent tibial stress fractures with strong calves

June 10th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Running causes repetitive force and stress on our bodies. Sometimes this continuous stress can cause tiny cracks in our bones, known as stress fractures or hairline fractures. Stress fractures account for more than 20 […]


Runner’s Pose of the Month: Extended Triangle Pose

June 3rd, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Stand at the top of your mat, feet hip-distance apart, arms at your side and shoulders relaxed. Take a giant step back with your right foot, turn the foot to the side while keeping […]


Restorative yoga: relax and recover during training

May 27th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Yoga is a great cross-training activity that can help prevent injury and enhance your running performance. It not only strengthens and lengthens your muscles, but it can also be used to help relax your […]


New runners need extra dynamic stretching

May 21st, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Regardless of how athletic you are, when you take up a new sport like running, you will feel some strain on your muscles, but that’s okay! We all know that when we start running, […]


Post-race stretch

May 12th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

After crossing the finish line of a race, an inevitable sequence of events ensues: First, you’re given a medal for successfully completing the race. Next you walk through the barrage of water and sports […]


Warrior II flow for runners

May 6th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

You just ran 18 kilometres. You are well on your way to achieving a PB at your next half-marathon. In fact, you just had your best time, and you feel incredible. You stretch out […]


Pre-race meditation: 3 breathing techniques to calm your nerves.

April 29th, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

In preparation for a race, we might spend hundreds of hours training. While yoga increases strength and flexibility of the body, it also does this for the mind. Pre-race nerves can affect both new […]


Stay safe by stabilizing your ankles

April 22nd, 2015 by City Yogis | Posted in City Yogis | No Comments »

Our ankles aren’t glamorous! In fact, they even cross our mind very often. But the oft-ignored ankle may have the greatest impact on your running performance, especially if you haven’t considered strengthening them. When you […]