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Yoga Tip: Salutes for Runners (or anyone, really)

Here is a six minute video of sun salutations with variations I created for runners (or anyone, really). Runners often have tightness in their hamstrings and lower back. In the vinyasa, you'll do downward facing dogs and forward folds, which help to release tension in the lower back and elogate the hamstrings. You'll do low lunges and crescent moon postures which target the glutes, quads and hip-flexors.

*Tip: During upward facing dog, the only parts of the body that are touching the mat are the hands and the tops of the feet.