Spirituality Tuesday Truths Yoga

Tuesday Truth: Yoga Postures

“Many postures require us to be unafraid. Others require us to let go, to surrender parts of ourselves while other aspects of ourselves are being strong and expansive. Still others fold us back into ourselves. We experience ourselves over and over again – as a tree, a fish, a crow, a dog, a child, a crane. Not separate, but one with all creation.” – Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat {Photo taken in Cape Cod in July 2013 by Michael Hanlon}

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9 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Currently, I am teaching yoga and being a running counselor at Green Mountain Running Camp in Vermont. As a runner and yoga teacher, I often think about if I only had a few yoga poses to practice everyday, what they would be. These nine poses are great for runners– improving both strength and flexibility. Running and yoga have many similarities— the emphasis of breath pattern, listening to one’s body, and exploring one’s physical and mental strength. With these nine poses, hold them from anywhere between 5-10 breaths. They can be practiced before or after a run! Finally, some yoga tips …

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