Yoga for Runners – IT Band Love

Chances are if you’re a runner you know what your IT Band is (if not, lucky you!).

ITBand

Image from Athletico.com
(which also has some great IT Band info!)

Here are a few quick and easy poses (that you can even do while sitting and watching TV!) to show your IT Bands some love!

Cow Face Pose

  • begin seated crossing one leg over the other with knees stacked directly on top of one another
  • bring heels back and in towards hips
  • to deepen the stretch (ONLY if this is not already enough!) begin to fold forward hinging at the hips
  • hold for 1 minute, uncross legs and repeat on the other side
  • Fire Log Posebegin seated crossing one leg over the other with shins stacked directly on top of one another and ankle to knee alignment (left ankle on right knee and left knee on right ankle)
  • to deepen the stretch elongate your spine and fold forward hinging at the hips (not rounding the back)
  • hold for 1 minute, uncross legs and repeat on other side

These poses would be great paired with Bound Angle Pose and Pigeon Pose to really stretch out those IT bands, hips and piriformis!

Happy Running and Happy Yoga-ing!

(Don’t forget you can check out all Yoga for Runner’s posts HERE!)

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18 thoughts on “Yoga for Runners – IT Band Love

  1. Awesome thanks Danielle!! I have a friend who is really suffering with his ITB at the moment I will show him your post. Have a great day my friend! – Simone 🙂

  2. Pingback: IT Band Issues | 2wmd1

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