All this and more on today’s episode!
Jen Van Hoose started her fitness journey back in in her early years of elementary school, middle school and high school where she participated in gymnastics, cross country and track. As an athlete she experienced injuries and her experience with injury helped eventually draw her into yoga. After years of relative inactivity in her twenties and thirties she eventually found herself back at the gym using various fitness classes, strength training, running and yoga to reclaim her fitness. Jen, eventually took the next step and became a personal trainer and yoga instructor.
There are numerous types of yoga, so many in fact that there is no easy way to discuss all of them. In the interview, Jen walks through several of the following, but I have also found this resource that may help you choose some to look into and start with.
The benefits of yoga for runners, or anyone for that matter are endless. It can be done by anyone of any age, or fitness level because yoga adapts and can be modified so easily. It connects the mind, body and soul. The more you get into practicing yoga, the more you become self-aware of these benefits and you experience new ones. For example, research studies show that yoga can benefit you in the follow ways:
Yoga can be intimidating for some people. However, Jen shares some great advice on how to get started with yoga without the mindset that yoga is complex or challenging. It can be if you want it to be, but most people will be able to find a yoga class geared towards beginners.
Here are some of the tips she shared on the podcast:
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