Hard to believe that it is already December and it is time to kick the holiday shopping into high gear! Danielle is here with some great gift suggestions to help incorporate yoga and stretching into your running routine or for the yogi in your life.
Hello Running at Disney readers!
This month, as we head into the holiday season, I thought instead of sharing a yoga pose or recovery tips, I’d suggest some Yoga for Runner’s gifts!
These items are great for both runners who are just beginning to incorporate some yoga into their routine and those who have a regular yoga practice but are looking to really target those running muscles that need a little extra attention!
This beginner kit comes with everything you need to get your yoga practice started – a yoga mat, block, strap & DVD all for less than $30!
Sage Rountree’s The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga and The Runner’s Guide to Yoga are my go-to’s both for my own yoga practice and when I’m putting together classes. I especially recommend The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga, a small book full of short yoga sequences specifically designed to target the muscles athletes and runner’s use the most – it would make a great stocking stuffer!
If you or a runner you know doesn’t own a foal roller yet then this is the perfect gift! I really like my TriggerPoint GRID Foam Roller, but there are plenty of options out there!
Yoga Classes – Online or In Person
What better way to start off your yoga practice than with some classes! I personally love in-person classes where I get the benefit of the teacher making sure I’m doing the pose correctly, but online classes and videos are also a great! For in person classes a gift certificate to a local studio would make a great gift, or you can try out online classes on a site like YogaVibes which actually has a whole series of Yoga for Athletes classes!
Happy Holiday & Namaste!
P.S. – If you haven’t already done so, please stop by and check out the 2014 Runner’s Holiday Gift Guide on my blog, it includes discount codes & giveaways for some of my favorite products!