Runners Yoga ReviewMy name is Van Clayton Powel and I’ve taught yoga to thousands of people. From OlympicChampions and Coaches, to grandparents with back problems. And over the years I noticedsomething:As great as youll feel when you practice yoga (Provided youre taught properly!), most peoplestop practicing for one simple reason - they just dont have enough time in their busy schedule.So even though yoga will do some amazing things for you: Improve your range of motion and athletic performance. Heal old injuries. Make you calmer, stronger, and more confident. Help you dramatically cut down on visits to the Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, or Massage Therapist... you probably wont do it.So whats the solution? Thats what I wondered. And its a quest that took me around the world.From Martial Arts studios in Japan, to Masters of ancient techniques in India. From the frontlinetrenches of the Western medical system, to studies with some of the world’s finest yogainstructors.Until finally (after 30 years!) I knew I had it - One Short Routine that: Will easily fit into your busiest schedule. Is practical enough for you to do almost anywhere. (No video monitor, no special equipment, no studio or gym required.) Works your whole body head-to-toe. (Flexibility, strength, balance and Core work ... all at the same time!) Literally melts away stress and calms your mind.
A program so effective, so user-friendly you can (and according to research, probably will) make it a regular part of your fitness program for the rest of your life! Now please be clear, The Runner’s Yoga Program is not another yoga DVD. (*In fact, I dont think its a good idea to do yoga to a video, and youll learn why in a few moments.) Instead, it is a COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM in digital format that you can download minutes from now: A comprehensive set of audio-visual modules that take you step-by-step, literally second-by-second, through every single movement of this amazing 30-minute routine. So that whether you’re an absolute beginner ... or an experienced yogi ... you’ll learn to do it safely on your *Visual depiction of digital own. material.And then, whenever and wherever you want, all you’ll have to do is follow along as theProprietary Audio Recording guides you through every second of every move with: Soothing Crystal-Clear Directions. A remarkable Rhythmic Beat (More on that in a minute!) Soft chimes signaling every inhale and exhale of your *Core Breathing.*Youll quickly learn CORE BREATHING in module #2. It has been used by Martial Artists and Monks in Asia for generations and research recently confirmed its ability to dramatically improve lung function and automatically turn off the bodys stress response at the same time! (One of the reasons it is now being used by Olympic Champions and World-Class Athletes.) In 30 minutes you’ll balance, stretch, and strengthen your whole body! No more - “How do I open my hips?” or “What’s the best stretch for tight hamstrings?” or “How can I work my core muscles?” You’ll do it all at once - treating your body like the ECOSYSTEM it is!
And you’ll calm and focus your mind at the same time ... finishing clear, refreshed, and readyto perform at your highest level.Youll even save $money$ (and time!) as your aches, pains and injuries disappear, allowing youto cut down on appointments with doctors, physiotherapists, and chiropractors. So why is it called Runner’s Yoga? If "It’s not just for runners!"Well, one of the things I noticed over my many years of teaching yogais how frequently my running students are injured. According to theAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, almost70% of runners will be injured. And in my experience, there are twomain reasons.FIRST, it’s because of the incredible forces they’re subjected to.The body of a 130 lb runner, for example, has to absorb over600,000 lbs of impact every mile!And it’s not just the lower body of the runner that’s affected. That jarring, tightening impactreverberates through the whole body, causing imbalances and tightness head-to-toe and leading ahost of common injuries in runners.The SECOND reason is the intense “Type-A” approach that many runners are notorious for.This stressful, I’M-NOT-WORKING-HARD-ENOUGH approach tends to disconnect runnersfrom the messages from their bodies - a leading cause of over-training and injury. In some casesthis disconnect is so pronounced that runners will actually run themselves into fatal heartattacks!It was easy for me to recognize these two primary causes of injuries in runners … because Iexperienced them myself! (Two knee operations, hamstring pop, multiple calf muscle tears,Achilles’ Tendon strains, etc, etc.)Which meant it was also easy for me with my background to recognize that yoga is the mostpowerful solution. For both problems - physical and mental.Not only does yoga give you a balanced, flexible body that performs better (see Range ofMotion below) and is much less prone to injury. But doing yoga has a profound effect on yourMENTAL ATTITUDE as well. And any athlete (or therapist!) will tell you how importantthat is! The problem is, Most Runners (and the rest of us!) don’t have enough time to get to classes regularly.
I mean, add it up - How long does it actually take you to go do that workout or yoga class? Including travel, parking, changing, etc. About the only people I know who can find that much time ... day after day, month after month, year after year ... are competitive athletes and the independently wealthy! *Which is why the majority of us stop going to the health club or gym two months after joining! (*According to the industrys own statistics.)So when I first developed my 30-minute program (I’ll tell you why 30 minutes is so important ina moment), I knew it would be perfect for runners. And I started teaching it to them in special“Runner’s Yoga Workshops”. (Which is how it came to be called Runner’s Yoga.)The result? Runners loved it! (And so did their physiotherapists!)Then something interesting happenned. PEOPLE WHO ARENT RUNNERS (even peoplewho hate running), discovered that everything my Runner’s Yoga Program does for runners’bodies … it will do for you!Busy Moms … People with Injuries … Snowboarders …Business Executives … MartialArtists … Mountain Bike Riders - they all found the Runner’s Yoga Program to be soeffective. So practical. That they started making it a part of their lives.And why not? One short routine that will help you stay fit and healthy, physically and mentally,for the rest of your life. A routine that is safe enough for beginners. Yet full of challengingoptions for the fittest athlete.And now, for the very first time, you can have the exact same program I teach in workshops(plus some great bonuses!) in a format that will allow you to get started minutes from now -evenif you’re halfway around the world and it’s 2 o’clock in the morning! So why 30 minutes?
Years ago I came across a study that looked at people who lost fifty pounds or more. And mostimportantly, kept it off for more than five years. A pretty incredible feat, since most people wholose that amount soon gain back even more.Naturally, the researchers wanted to know what these people had done differently. And one ofthe things they found was that each of the successful participants had found an exerciseroutine they could do in about 30 minutes. All-inclusive. From start to finish.As a result, each one of them practiced their short exercise routine regularly - in some casesdaily – year after year after year. No Yo-Yo dieting. No Yo-Yo fitness! They got long-termbenefits ... the healthiest approach.I realized this was a key aspect to what I was trying to create. And since I’d already designed anumber of my own yoga programs, I took them out and started to experiment, this time with the30-minute principle in mind. I wanted to see if I could combine the best aspects of each programinto a single 30-minute routine.It took years of testing to make sure: Every part of the body is stretched and strengthened. The poses are safe enough for almost anyone to do. The movements and postures flow together with a synergy that increases overall effectiveness. The muscles remain warm enough at all times for safe stretching.Until finally I had the routine I was after! Almost. I wanted to add one more thing. The Beat.You see, years ago I came across research that shows we enjoy some very unique benefitswhen we listen to the rhythm of 60 beats per minute (BPM): The brain and body become alert, focused and calm. Heart rate and blood pressure are lowered in people who are anxious. It can dramatically accelerate learning and improve recall.
It was clear to me that the whole Runner’s Yoga routine should flow to that special meditativerhythm of 60 BPM.So I recorded every breath, every movement, to that rhythmic beat, automatically putting your mind and body into a calm, focused state as you flow through the poses.Synchronizing the routine this way also allowed me to ensure that each Dynamic Stretch is heldfor at least 30 seconds. Why? Because studies show this is optimal for INCREASING YOURRANGE OF MOTION. And any professional athlete will tell you how important that is! WHY WORRY ABOUT RANGE OF MOTION? "Matt Biondi, who won 7 Gold medals at the Seoul Olympics, had measurably less arm power than other members on the US swim team, but he had tremendous range of motion in his shoulders." Why not a video?Quite simply, because I don’t think it’s a good idea to do yoga to a video. Here’s why: Possible Injury - In some positions the last thing you should be doing is turning your head to look at a video. Limitation - You can only do the routine where you have a TV or video monitor. Impaired Focus – Watching the video sends your focus out of the body, not a good thing if you’re trying to improve your body awareness and stretch safely. Dependence - There is a tendency to become reliant on looking at the video images to know what the pose is.
So despite some tempting offers, I passed on producing avideo.Instead, I went to work writing VERBALDIRECTIONS.Verbal directions that are so clear, calm and flowing thatyou can move through the routine just using the audiorecording. And focus on what you’re feeling, rather thanwhat you’re seeing.Then finally, I put together THE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL, recreating exactly how Iteach the Runner’s Yoga Program in workshopsand private sessions. Giving you: Variations for each movement and pose so that you can find the version that works best for your body ... your fitness ... your flexibility. Modern, easy-to-remember names for the poses, like Coffee Table, Hood Ornament, and Body Surfer. Simple instructions for the remarkable CORE BREATHING technique that will have you breathing like a pro in minutes.*Visual depiction of digital material. Everything provided in digital format. So that you can download it and get started immediately! *Not to mention what it will do for your pocketbook!
Click here for package details! Here’s the material youll choose from: (*For as little as $67!)The 30-Minute Audio Recording Just load the high-quality MP3 file into your player (or burn a CD from it) and you’ll be able to do your Runner’s Yoga almost anywhere! The special rhythmic beat sets the pace ... chimes cue the inhale and exhale of your Core Breathing ... and crystal-clear directions talk you through the whole 30-minute Runners Yoga routine.Illustrated Manuals We took over 1,000 photographs to put together these 7 Easy-to-Follow Illustrated PDF Manuals. Every second of every movement is presented, along with the mental imagery to put yourself into the correct alignment! Youll find you soon become your own best yoga teacher, and are flowing through the routine using just the audio recording. Includes: Detailed options for each posture. Powerful Breathing Techniques. (Including Core Breathing.) A fascinating look at the science (both Eastern and Western) behind what you’re doing.Video Files These instructional video files (optional) coordinate perfectly with the Illustrated Manuals. They show each movement and posture meticulously broken down into its components as I
describe the variations for you to try. Whether youre an absolute beginner or an experienced athlete, youll appreciate the: Clear, simple instructions. Short, convenient sessions.(10-22 minutes each.) Fast-forward preview of each section of moves youre about to learn. Detailed breakdown of all the options for different levels of fitness and flexibility. Practice Cards (2)The complete Runner’s Yoga routine, pose-by-pose, in 8X11 pdf format. Great visual aids tohelp you learn and practice the routine. Print them up back-to-back and you have the wholeroutine on one sheet of paper you can take anywhere. Fold them in four, they fit in your pocket.Laminate them, they’ll last forever and you can even use them to practice outdoors. Practice TipsA valuable collection of practical tips from a variety of sources - yoga, martial arts, fitnesstraining, etc. - that will help you take your Runner’s Yoga to the next level.
PhysiologyA concise illustrated look at the biomechanics, physiology, and benefits of each individual posein the Runners Yoga routine. Which muscles are being stretched? Which body systemsstimulated? What does yoga theory say? What is the view of western physiotherapy?Personal Practice ProgramWith this proven system youll quickly design a practiceroutine youll actually stick with!(Often the hardest part of any new routine.)Use the simple Template and in minutes you’ll know: When and where will be the best time and place for YOU to do your Runner’s Yoga. Specific, realistic goals for how often you want to practice. Exciting rewards that will help you meet those goals.An incredibly effective tool that can help you make Runner’s Yoga a regular part of your life foryears to come! 10-Minute Refresh Beautiful imagery, resonant tones, and a wonderfully soothing voice quickly take you into a deep state of relaxation. Use this recording any time of day or night and like a team taking a time-out, youll come back refreshed and recharged. (*Only available with the Elite Package.)
And to make sure youve got nothing to lose, I give a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee! Yup - you can try it out for almost 2 months. And if you find its not for you, just let me know and Ill give you back every penny. So click below to see how much you can SAVE when you choose your Runners Yoga package during our SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SALE. Click Here to choose Your PackageRead through the TESTIMONIALS on the right to see why it has been called “The world’s mostadvanced home-fitness program.”And check out the SCREENSHOTS and DETAILS on the ORDER PAGE for moreinformation.If you have any other questions, try the FAQ or Blog. And please, let me know if I can help inany way. I use every single part of the Runners Yoga Program myself and Id love to help youget started.See you out there!