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Yoga Poses for Runners

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Updated May 15, 2014

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Butterfly Pose
Butterfly Yoga Pose

Butterfly Pose

Photo by Peter Augustin
This yoga pose relieves post-run tightness in your lower back and hips. Here's what to do:

1. While sitting on the ground, bend your knees and bring your soles together.

2. Relax your shoulders and slowly bend toward your feet. Try to keep your spine straight.

3. Keep your hands on your feet and press down your knees with your arms, or extend your arms out in front of you.

4. Hold for five breaths and then sit back up.

Also see: How to Do Deep Belly Breathing
Strengthening Workouts for Runners

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