A few years ago, Angie Stweart, a personal trainer based in Los Angeles, suffered from iliotibial band. The pain was so strong that it could keep running after forty minutes of exercise. “The outside of the legs ached to the point of having to sit,” says Angie, an experienced runner who was used to shoot between 60 and 80 kilometers per week.
“Even once I had to ask someone to take me home by car.” For six months he tried all the usual remedies: Apply ice, stretching, reduce the number of kilometers running, go to physical therapy or massaged with a foam roller. But none of this worked, so one day tried the yoga.
“At first I hated it. While in class, I kept thinking that he preferred jogging thousand times. I felt that he was wasting his time and did not see any way that something as relaxed as uncompetitive and athletically could benefit me.
“But after two months of five weekly sessions syndrome, iliotibial band sent and the conviction of a convert, founded the Runner’s Yoga 90210, where marathon runners, beginners and even members of the track team at the University of California (UCLA) meet at the Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills for a race between 20 and 30 minutes, followed by a yoga session lasts between 45 and 55 minutes.
Bruce Dick, doctor Orthopedic Associates of Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, New York, says that “with yoga strength and balance are improved, but one of the best things that can be done by a broker is to improve your flexibility.” In the early 80s, Dick, triathlon coaching, began to “greet the sun” because I needed to improve flexibility.
To this day, he continues to recommend yoga to all patients, especially those who think that running a marathon is easier than touching your toes with your hands.
“If you do not have enough flexibility in your iliopsoas and hamstrings to create a series of right moves, the body will use other joints that are not prepared to make that motion, whereby one gets tired before, she surrenders before and also it exposed to severe injuries.”