The Runner’s Guide to Yoga

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E-book: Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook

Online: AmazonBarnes and NobleChapters IndigoVelo GearVeloPress

Locally: Available at bookstores, bike, tri, and running stores, and, in central NC, at Carrboro Yoga Company and Fleet Feet Carrboro

Internationally: Distributed in the UK through Cordee and in Australia through Woodslane


Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race.

Expanding on her best-selling book The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, certified running coach, Runner’s World magazine columnist, and yoga instructor Sage Rountree explains the many specific benefits that yoga can bring to running. With hundreds of crisp, inviting color photographs featuring more than 100 poses and routines, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga treats common problem areas to make runners stronger and more resistant to injury. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Runner’s Guide to Yoga presents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines
  • simple poses to target areas of inflexibility and overuse for runners
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year


Runner’s World interviews Sage about the book

Trail Runner excerpts the book: “Eight Steps to Running Enlightenment”