Moovin and Groovin

Yoga for Runners

Claire offers some sports specific yoga poses for runners and explains why these are beneficial as part of a post run stretching routine

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Moovin and Groovin is hosted by Claire Deacon

Podcast length: 22’18”

Claire Deacon guides us through some of the best yoga poses for runners, explaining there is no fast track for flexibility, it takes ground work and time but once you’re there you are in with some continuance. Flexibility will help you with your general posture, your range of movement and ultimately provide you with a higher quality of life. Yoga is not just about flexibility and strengthening of muscles; as a runner you will know the importance of breathing. Claire recommends using yoga as part of your post-run stretching sequence. Intense stretching is best done after intense sports. Claire walks us through a selection of poses that will help you especially as a runner. There are images of all the poses that Claire talks about in the show notes with this episode on our website.

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Claire Deacon is the founder of the Olas leggings and the company that produces them.  Claire is a graphic designer whose philosophy is about using fabrics that help the environment.  She spent 10 years in the industry designing shoes, bags and surf clothing, which gave her the knowledge and skills to develop her own brand at Olas Ocean Tribe which is inspired by the ocean and nature. Growing up in Devon in the south of England and subsequently visiting beaches in Thailand and Sri Lanka she became acutely aware of plastic pollution. The statistics caused by plastic pollution are staggering. She said: “I felt passionate about creating awareness around the importance of recycling plastic and I wanted to turn the threat in threads. I wanted to add momentum to the consumer mindset of reducing, reusing and recycling.” And so Olas, which is Spanish for waves, was created. The Olas recycled plastic leggings show it is possible to create slow fashion that stands the test of time, is kind to the environment in the process and saves the oceans from plastic pollution.  The Olas leggings can be worn for most activities too making them popular eco friendly attire for active women.

 

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