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From the trail to tree pose with #ROXYfitness and Nora Tobin

It’s no secret that adding a little yoga practice to our daily workout can complement almost every physical activity we try. From surfing, SUP’ing and running we see the benefits everytime we hit the water or the trail.

From the trail to tree pose

With our #ROXYfitness gear and yoga beach blanket in tow, we caught up with Sports Illustrated Editor, SHAPE magazine monthly columnist, nutrition specialist and adventurer, Nora Tobin to show us some yoga pose pointers for our post run stretch.

Get to know Nora and her insights and stretches below -

photos: Jessica Dalene From the trail to tree pose

I grew up in Lake Tahoe where my family and I did every outdoor sport in each season.

We would have fun competitions to see who could get the most activities in one day. We spent the majority of our time together on a ski run, trail or lake. Nature became a large part of our daily life and we did not feel complete without it. My adventure took me to California as an ocean lifeguard, surfer and competitive beach volleyball player.

From the trail to tree pose

When it comes to workouts, I find doing a few yoga poses after exercise to be very important in keeping me going full speed. If I don’t take the time to do these poses or foam roll after a run or beach volleyball, my body tightens up and I do not recover as fast. I feel stiff the next day and my performance goes down. In addition, the breathing that comes with each yoga pose keeps my mind clear and focused. I feel in the moment and powerful.

Try these post-run yoga poses that will keep your body limber and feeling fabulous.

Low Lunge

Come onto your knees. Step right foot forward (knee right over the ankle) and keep left knee rested on the floor. Hinge at your hips until you feel a deep stretch in the hips. Clasp your hands behind your back and lift your chest. Stay low in the legs. Hold for 5-10 deep breaths each side.

From the trail to tree pose

Warrior II

Stand with feet wider than hip-width. Turn right toes out and left toes in. Deeply bend right leg, bringing knee directly over ankle. Keep left leg straight and engaged. Extend arms out to straight and gaze over right finger tips. Draw shoulder blades together and keep chest up. Hold for 5-10 deep breaths each side.

From the trail to tree pose

Tree Pose

Place all the weight into your right foot. Bring left foot above or below your knee, pressing foot into thigh. Stand up nice and tall keeping core engaged the entire time. Gently press knee out to the side, getting a stretch throughout the entire hip complex. Hold for 5-10 deep breaths each side.

From the trail to tree pose

Wide-Legged Forward Bend

Stand with feet wider than hip-width. Extend arms to straight, directly out from shoulders. Hinge at your hips and lower down until torso is parallel with the ground. Keep core engaged to support back. You can always keep a slight bend in your knees. Hold for 5-10 deep breaths.

From the trail to tree pose

Eagle Pose

Place all the weight on your right foot. Deeply bend right knee and cross leg over right. Toes can hook onto the back of your calf. Staying low in your legs, extend arms out from shoulders. Cross left arm on top of right and bring the backs of your hands or palms together. Lift up and out, extending arms forward. Hold for 5-10 deep breaths each side.

From the trail to tree pose

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