A Runner's Favorite Yoga Poses

So over here in my corner of the world, things have been CRAZY. Between trying to plan a wedding, moving (back) to Kentucky and job hunting, my head has been spinning.

So aside from running, I’ve been trying out some yoga poses to take a break from this crazy thing we call life. After a quick Pinterest search here are some of the best examples of yoga poses that I’ve been practicing.

The actual definition of yoga is: a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.

My definition of yoga is: lots of stretching, looking awkward, falling over and cute pants from Victoria’s Secret.

Obviously not the same thing.

But I’m trying. And that’s what matters.

Everyday I get closer to accomplishing a new pose, or at least somewhat looking like the yoga girls on Pinterest.

So even if all I have time for is a quick 15 minute run and 15 minutes of yoga, then my body at least feels more alive and ready to conquer the day than if I were to sleep in for 30 more minutes.

I know rolling out of bed and throwing on clothes is the easy thing to do, but I promise these endorphins are the best! Working out is the best way to wake up.

I will leave you with an easy, at-home yoga workout video.

It’s 14 minutes of stretching and flexibility that will help you start or end your day perfectly!

So hopefully things settle down and I can get into some more training, speed work and recipe posts!

Stretch happy! Meghann

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