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I bought a Rodney Yee "Yoga for Athletes" DVD a few weeks ago at the suggestion of some wise people here. I've used it a few times and enjoyed it.<br><br>
This evening I pulled out the yoga mat and DVD b/c I wanted to score some more VRAA points, and after 12+ miles this morning, the ITBS problems by my knee were terrible. Dreams of getting in more running points were out the window, so why not.<br><br>
I was really pleasantly surprised that a lot of the poses stetched out problem areas in my hips, hamstrings and along the ITB. My knee still hurts when I fully extend the leg, but not nearly as much. I think I need to do this more often.
 

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Glad it helped your problem! Its always nice to find something the helps, instead of making it worse!<br><br>
Take it easy dev! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Be kind to your knees- you'll miss them when they're gone <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
And a big 'dude' to Rodney Yee's Yoga for Athletes DVD. I've got a copy of that kicking around somewhere too...
 

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I love that DVD too and recommend it a lot. At one point I was doing it after every long run, and felt like it helped with recovery.
 

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Hey guys, thanks for posting about this DVD. A friend suggested yoga to me today and I came onto the site just about to ask for a Yoga DVD suggestion.
 

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I like Rodney, I have a couple of his DVDs. I may get that one since this injury really f-ed up my ITB in addition to everything else. The PT has been stretching it and that seems to help. Figures, I never had problems with it when I was running.<br><br>
Yoga is the bomb-diggity!!! <img alt="icon_cheers.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_cheers.gif">
 

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I've been meaning to get the Rodney Yee DVD, but haven't had the time to squeeze in more than one yoga session per week with a local studio.<br><br>
But I definitely have the same sentiment - yoga has definitely helped me out with both the running and just general strength and flexibility. And it sure helps release some stresses that have built up during the day.
 

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... and the babes at the yoga classes who make eyes at you because you're a fit, strong, and flexible guy doesn't hurt either <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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<img alt="laughing11.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing11.gif"> Well, let's say I have a lot of room for improvement on the flexibility scale. And as for the babes, they all seem to be pretty much either spoken for or much too young for me.
 

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<img alt="icon_scratch.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/icon_scratch.gif"> Too young- what is this foreign concept of which you speak?
 

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<img alt="laughing7.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/laughing7.gif"><b>Peanut -</b> if you want the just-graduated-from-high-school types, I'll leave them all to you no problem
 

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I have been doing yoga almost every day for the past year and it has made a huge difference. One book that I really enjoyed was <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=kickrunners-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRunners-Yoga-Book-Balanced-Approach%2Fdp%2F0962713813%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_1%2F104-8641788-5243948%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1184605368%26sr%3D8-1" target="_blank">The Runner's Yoga Book: A Balanced Approach to Fitness</a>. I prefer the book only because it allows me to pick and choose the exercises I want to do.
 

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I have wanted to go to a yoga class, but I'm afraid of being horribly embarassed. I haven't been stretching like I should and I don't want to look like a goof in the class. Can someone help me overcome this irrational fear and go?
 

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I had some of the worse flexibility imaginable when I started up yoga, and yes, I seriously thought I'd look like a goof.<br><br>
9 months later, I won't say I'm Gumby, but my flexibility has improved quite a bit. And my instructor has made me feel completely comfortable, even when I have felt like a bit of a goof.<br><br>
If you got an intro class available to take, I say go for it. No obligation to go any further if you don't like it.
 
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