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I have several tips about how I think yoga is great cross training for running, and this applies to all types of yoga.
No matter what your running goals are, you can find a type of yoga that will work as cross training and help you achieve them.
For example, if your goal is to improve overall fitness, any yoga is great cross training. Yoga classes that focus on breathing will help your focus and your ability to relax while running. Flexibility classes can help counteract the inevitable stiffness that comes with logging many miles. And if you want to use yoga an an alternative cardio workout, try an Ashtanga yoga, power yoga, or even hot yoga class to strengthen muscles that don't get as much use when running.
this is my first time on site i know nothing about yoga hot or ashtanga..etc... can you elaborte a bit or point me to the source to learn more.
Thanks for checking out the site. To learn more about yoga, check out these websites: the yoga website here on lifetips (www.yoga.lifetips.com) and also yogajournal.com. Both of these sites have great information about different types of yoga, different yoga poses, and yoga lifestyle topics. Enjoy!