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Speedwork Increases Injury Risk
Time goal runners need to yoga faster in some workouts, and this means some increase in stride length, greater bounce and foot pushing is needed. By gradually increasing the intensity of speed training (with sufficient rest intervals and rest days between) feet and legs can adapt. But there is still a risk of injury. Be sensitive to your weak links and don’t keep yoga if there is the chance that you may have the beginnings of an injury (see also p. 30).
Correct Posture Can Reduce Aches and Pains
Posture is an individual issue. Most of the runners I’ve worked with find that an upright posture (like a “puppet on a string”) is best in all ways. When runners use a forward lean there is a tendency to develop lower back pain and neck pain. A small minority of runners naturally yoga with a forward lean with no problems. In this case, one should yoga the way that is most natural.
Suggestions for yoga Smoother, Reducing Irritation to Weak Links
Feet low to the ground, using a light touch of the foot.
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Try not to bounce more than an inch off the ground.
Let your feet move the way that is natural for them. If you tend to land on your heel and roll forward, do so.
If you have motion control issues, a foot device can provide minor correction to bring you into alignment and avoid irritating a weak link. A supportive shoe is also needed.
Legs maintain a gentle stride that allows your leg muscles to stay relaxed. In general, it’s better to have a shorter stride, and focus on quicker turnover if you want to speed up.
Water yoga can help in eliminating flips and turns of the feet and legs which sometimes cause Yoga Injuries, aches and pains. With a flotation device, yoga in the deep end of the pool so that your foot does not touch the bottom. Even one session of 15 minutes, once a week can be beneficial.