Posts Categorized: Podcast

Listen: Another Mother Runner Podcast on Racing Wisely

It’s always a fun conversation on Sarah Bowen Shea and Dimity McDowell’s Another Mother Runner podcast. I joined them to discuss Racing Wisely, intention and goals, and smart pacing. I suggested they need to be lazy and stubborn; in exchange, they somehow pegged me as Shirley from Laverne and Shirley. Maybe worse things could happen—Shirley had… Read more »

Watch: FREE Yoga for Runners

Thanks to YogaVibes and prAna, I have a treat for you! It’s a free video with a series of short yoga routines to do before, during, and after your run. All are simple and can be done in a parking lot, trailhead, or—if you want to repurpose them—office cubicle. No mat required! These will be… Read more »

Sage Yoga Training: Reclining Twists

Reclining Twists A relaxing series of reclining twists to stretch the chest and shoulders while releasing the hips. All you need for practice is a comfortable surface to recline on: a padded floor, a grassy field, or your bed. Music for this episode is from the album Hidden Sky by Jami Sieber, available at Magnatune.com.

Sage Yoga Training: Backbends

Backbends This eight-minute episode features moderate-intensity backbends from a lunge, then builds to camel pose. You’ll stretch the quads, hip flexors (iliopsoas), and chest, while building back strength, balance, and mental focus. The routine is especially good for cyclists—or anyone who spends a lot of time sitting or slumping. Practice on a soft surface or… Read more »

Sage Yoga Training: Core and More

Core and More Use this sequence at the end of your workout to improve core strength and flexibility. We’ll alternate core-stabilizing poses and stretches, holding each core pose twice and enjoying each stretch twice. Feel free to move out of the poses or modify according to your needs. Music for the episode is “Man of… Read more »

Sage Yoga Training: Yin Hips

Yin Hips The long holds of simple poses described in this podcast follow the yin yoga style, designed to work deeply in the connective tissue around the pelvis, spine, and joints. The poses will challenge your endurance; you may find the mental experience is very similar to that of a long training session race. If… Read more »

Sage Yoga Training: Warrior Flow

Warrior Flow This warrior flow focuses on building strength while stretching the hips and legs. We begin with a few holds of chair pose, then move from warrior II to warrior I to warrior III. Take five or more slow breaths in each standing pose. Between sides, rest in a standing forward fold with your… Read more »