How to Start Running: Step 5

Get down, dawg

Angie Stewart created Runner’s Yoga 90210 to keep athletes supple and injury free. Perform these moves as a circuit, holding each pose for five breaths before moving to the next. Repeat the series four to six times, alternating your lead foot.


Downward-Facing Dog
Start on all fours, with your wrists under your shoulders and your knees under your hips. Extend your arms and knees and lift your hips up and back.


Runner’s Lunge
From downward-facing dog, bring your right foot through your hands, keeping your rear knee slightly off the ground and your chest elevated.


Dropped-Knee Lunge
Drop your back knee to the ground, and lift your torso up. Elevate your left arm so that your biceps are next to your ear. Lean toward the midline of your body.

Illustrations by Jason Schneider