Yoga for Runners
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Yoga for Runners

EDINBURGH

Friday 4th October 2019

6:30pm - 8:00pm

Run and Become, 20 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4QW

£10

An introduction to how Yoga can support your running, make your body 'strong as a mountain peak, mind as still as a lake'.

Join Nick for 1h 30 minutes of yoga for runners. You may remember Nick Constantine as the Chi Running instructor who offers a free taster every June at the store. Nick has also been practising yoga for about 20 years, not only to support his running, but also to maintain and create a calm and focused mind. The mind and body connection for runners is important. As Nick usually states in a running workshop ‘what normally goes first is the mind.’ Yoga (or the physical practice called Asana) is about moving the body and stilling the mind through some controlled breathing.

In this session runners will be introduced to some sequences and ideas based on Nick's 20 year study of yoga. There will be some styles of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar plus the overarching Hatha (if these words mean anything to you), however Nick stresses that the ‘posture must fit the body, not the body fit the posture.’ We are surrounded by images of ‘correct looking’ yoga postures, however, these are still photographs. Nick has coached over 2000 thousand runners and is a qualified Yoga teacher. He knows the issues runners usually experience, from feet, calf injuries, tight hamstrings, piriformis, plantar etc the list goes on. The evening will look at some of these typical injuries from the context of yoga practice and some anatomical discussion. 

Nick also offers 3-hour running workshops, 1-2-1, yoga and running retreat weekends and extended week-long retreats. The next is in Slovenia 2020, the Scottish retreats are fully booked for 2020. 
You can find out more about Nick via Eventbrite, the final Edinburgh running workshop is on the 5th October. Finally as Nick and fellow teachers stress, Yoga ‘keeps the body strong as a mountain peak, mind as still as a lake’ :) it may be worth attending! Numbers are limited to about 12 and there is a small charge of £10 to reserve your place. 

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