This week in wellness news, when it comes to recovery days, gentle yoga is a smart, low-impact way to unwind. But if you’re a regular runner, your practice likely won’t look the same as that of the super-pliable person on the mat beside you—you know, the one whose off-the-charts flexibility makes you curse your tight hips and hamstrings.
Read that and these other great stories yoga, health & wellness stories from around the web.
- Hold That Pose: Yoga May Ease Tough Depression: “Researchers found that weekly sessions of yoga and deep breathing exercises helped ease symptoms of the common condition. They believe the practice may be an alternative or complementary therapy for tough-to-treat cases of depression.”
- If You Want Toned Muscles Before Summer, Skip The Gym And Head To Yoga: According to a study done by the University of Wisconsin’s Human Performance Laboratory University, in which subjects practiced Hatha yoga for 55 minutes three days a week for eight weeks, researchers noticed an improvement in their subjects’ strength and endurance.
- 6 Reasons Your Yoga Instructor Needs to Know You’re a Runner: “Rather than make flexibility the aim of your practice, your focus should be on improving overall range of motion to boost your running economy. Here, yoga teachers share six reasons why you’ll benefit from telling them you’re a runner long before you say “Namaste.”