Body control, flexibility, balance, strength, focus, cardiovascular improvements.
When to use:
Start of season, base-building phase or stand-alone workout.
Recommendation for runners:
Yes and no. Although these classes are viable choices for building strength, stamina, flexibility and focus, they’re quite intense and put you at risk of overloading your nervous system in addition to your muscles. If, as a runner, you are very body aware and have previously practised yoga, this is a possible yoga choice otherwise, I would recommend avoiding this style.