29 Feb '16, 2pm

8 yoga moves to loosen up tight muscles

For Rebecca Pacheco, yoga and running have always been intertwined. ‘I started running when I was 14 and doing yoga when I was 16, so I really don’t know one without the other,’ says the yoga instructor and two-time marathoner. Recognising the benefits the ancient practice can have on both the runner’s body (improved flexibility, range of motion, muscular strength) and mind (more focus, less stress), Pacheco developed Om Athlete, a class she teaches in Boston, US to help runners improve performance and prevent injury. ‘Yoga is the perfect recovery activity for runners,’ she says. ‘It relieves soreness and tension in your hardworking muscles and restores range of motion so you can run better the next time you hit the road.’

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