Yoga takes stress head-on with a whole-body workout that relaxes the body and mind. But did you know that doing yoga postures also packs perks for runners?

It eases pains and aches, improves flexibility, enhances balance and form, and reduces the risk of injuries. Plus, it improves mental focus, particularly during a race when mental endurance is as vital as physical endurance. So stretch it out!

Here are some asanas you can do to stay balanced and strong while you train.

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