Use Yoga Like a Pro
Follow the Athlete for Yoga’s lead! Every pro’s favorite videos + notes listed below. Will you use yoga like Lauren Fleshman or Lily Partridge or Alysia Montaño… get inspired and make it yours! Share with #athletesforyoga!
“I’m committed to working smarter, not harder. Instead of doing a second workout, I’ve used that extra time to recover. To give back to my body. And what a difference it has made! I can feel my body smile when I take the time to love on it. If I miss a day of body TLC I feel incomplete. The Reset has become just as much a part of my day and running.”
“I don’t have time to go to the gym again for yoga and I have different needs than the average person. But focusing on opening up my hips and lengthening my body after a hard run goes so far in aiding my recovery process. Being able to do yoga for 5–20 minutes in my own home is a blessing.”
“I was on the fence about yoga to start with and just considered it stretching but it’s not. I was stretching as part of my program for injury and I was making it worse. Jasyoga is set up in a way that the routines understand a runner’s body and work with it instead of trying to put you in impossible positions that runners aren’t designed for.”
“Many of us are so stubborn; we do more than we need to do. It’s a process. We need to recognize what our bodies are telling us. There’s a difference between being uncomfortable, and being hurt. You need to know when to back off [and Hit Reset] right away.”
“My philosophy now is that recovery needs to be prioritized just as high as training is. I listen to my body and make better training decisions. I also now understand the difference between sitting on my butt all day and truly recovering. You have to mentally recover in addition to physically.”
“When I first got injured I was completely unaware how to stretch my foot. Prior to the injury I never experienced problems with it. With Jasyoga I could start preparing for practice with my feet, calves and legs ready, go to practice then get through treatment and physical therapy. This routine really helped me get back to running fully healthy.”
“Jasyoga has been a valuable consultant for me in incorporating yoga in purposeful ways for the women I coach. The video bank provides a choose-your-own-adventure style of recovery yoga that is perfect for athletes. I encourage the women to choose the videos that help regenerate the areas of the body that are under more strain on the day. If we work the hips and glutes a lot in the gym, we may use the hip openers. If we are neuromuscularly drained from lots of technical work and VO2 sessions that push close to max effort, we may use more overall regenerative sequences.”
“Before early morning runs I loosen up the muscles through the Workout Day Warm Up. During hard workouts, I focus on breathing. Between and after sessions I try to fit in about 45 minutes of active stretching/foam rolling. My favorite video is Recovery Boost. Nothing better than the feeling of putting the feet up on the wall after a tough day.”
“I follow along with at least one video between each training session. After the morning session, a quick Reset helps my body rebound before the afternoon. I like to do a longer session followed by meditation right before bed — I find it makes falling asleep much easier and I always feel better in the morning."
"I use Jasyoga during the season as well as the off season. I use the training during the season to help keep my body firing fresh. The season can wear on your body. During the off season I use the training throughout the week as part of my workout routine."