Helen Clare, running coach and yoga teacher, running on a beach

How to Fix Flat Feet

Foot Strength for Runners First off – having flat feet, or collapsed arches, is not always a bad thing and it certainly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t run! – but there is a higher risk of injury stemming from weak foot muscles. Luckily, there are several things we can do as runners to develop more foot strength and support, to prevent injury if your feet are on the flatter side.

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Helen Clare running the coastal path

How to Improve Running Technique in 5 Easy Steps

Is it possible to make small adjustments to your running technique which will have a huge impact on your running efficiency and enjoyment? Absolutely! In this episode of the Run Better with Yoga show we’ll cover 5 steps you can take to improve running form, increase efficiency and decrease injury. This means we’ll also boost our speed, distance and endurance. Sound good? Let’s go!

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Helen Clare stretching hip flexors post running

How to fix sore hip flexors

Ever had pain or irritation across the front of your hips when running? Or after running? This is the area of the hip flexors – made up of the iliopsoas, rectus femoris and sartorius muscles – that primarily act to lift the knee and thigh closer to the body. Pain in this area is a common one for runners – but we can almost always fix it! In this video I talk about the reasons why irritation here is so common, and what we can do to go about fixing it. We’ll cover a couple of yoga poses, and a running drill. Enjoy! After you’ve watched, let me know – do you get pain here?...

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