Yoga for Runners: Earth Yoga Clothing Giveaway

Maybe it’s in my head, but I feel like I stand out in the yoga classes I’ve been too. I’m the one in the back with the tight hamstrings, trying to look as smooth and limber as the instructor and majority of the other participants.  I can usually pick out the other runners as well.  But as a runner, the benefits of yoga are many! They include:

  • Injury Prevention: increased flexibility and core strength
  • Improved overall balance, strength and range of motion
  • Mental focus and concentration

For more reading on yoga for runners, check out:

Now that we have established how beneficial yoga is for runners, what do you wear? Running clothes can work at home, but shorts don’t quite cut it in a yoga studio.

I was given the opportunity to try Earth Yoga Clothing, and it is a fantastic resource for affordable, stylish yoga gear.  Their clothes are eco-friendly and sustainable, made from organic cotton, bamboo and spandex, including earth friendly ink and dyes.  I fell in love with my comfy tee and capris!

 

After a little yoga practice on the porch with L, I lived in these clothes for the rest of the day! They’re so soft and fit perfectly.  I needed this inspiration to do yoga more frequently.  My tight hamstrings are begging for it!

 

 

Earth Yoga would love to one of you two new pieces of organic yoga wear!

TO ENTER:

  1. Mandatory: Leave a comment telling me if you practice yoga and/or how often
  2. Optional extra entry: Follow Earth Yoga on Twitter and leave a comment telling me you did
  3. Optional extra entry: Tell me if you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook
  4. Optional extra entry: Tweet about the giveaway and tell me you did, here’s one option:

Runners need yoga, too! Win organic #yoga clothes from @mommyrunfaster and@EarthYogaCloth! http://wp.me/p2fC61-ZH

You can also find Earth Yoga on Facebook! Good luck!

This giveaway will run through Sunday, October 28th at 8pm EST and a winner will be announced on Monday, October 29, 2012. 

 

223 thoughts on “Yoga for Runners: Earth Yoga Clothing Giveaway

  1. Oh, this is an awesome giveaway! I love yoga more than I thought I would. Currently, I am enrolled in a Yoga for Runners class onTuesday, but need to fit in more days. I feel so good afterwards.

    I follow you on Twitter and FB and will head over to like the Earth Yoga page now.

    I am tweeting about the giveaway now too.
    Nicole@RunningWhileMommy recently posted..Nike Women’s Half Marathon, Part TwoMy Profile

  2. I currently do not practice yoga but was told by my chiropractor last week I needed to become a “yoga queen” if I wanted to keep running! So I’m looking to start!
    Angie recently posted..11 Miles w/ a 5K PRMy Profile

  3. I have gone through phases of tons of yoga (at least once a day) to no yoga. I find I feel much better both mentally and physically the more yoga I do. I just recently found a studio in my area that I am looking to check out, so hopefully I can get back into a regular routine again.
    Crystal recently posted..Getting out of a rut.My Profile

  4. I just started taking yoga classes once a week. I’m also going to try doing it with my kids at home sometimes. I’d love to win the clothes!

  5. I use to do yoga at my Y….just fell out of love with the class. I do some moves at home now (when I am not being malled by the dachshund while doing so) ha! 😉

    Nice clothing.

  6. Hi(: Awesome & generous giveaway. Yes, I practice yoga about 4 to 5 times a week. Thank you.

  7. I have taken a yoga class here and there but this month was different. I signed up for a 30 day challenge at my local Moksha studio. Day was day #22 and I feel great! It has really improved my running!
    Allie recently posted..DecadeMy Profile

  8. I practice yoga about 4 times weekly (lately :)) Definitely helps with running! I tweeted about the giveaway and I follow both you and Earth Yoga on twitter, as well as your instagram and facebook page 🙂

    The clothes look great on you Laura!

    I have mistakenly worn running shorts to yoga before – bad idea haha
    Alyssa recently posted..A Guilt Free Giveaway!My Profile

  9. Going to start:) I followed them on twitter and I follow you on twitter and facebook:) and I tweeted about the giveaway:) and I hope I win lol

  10. At the moment I only practice yoga once a week but I’m hoping to do it more in the future.

  11. That outfit is cute! I am determined to get back to doing yoga–it’s been a while! Maybe a new outfit will be just the push I need to get back on my mat. (Love the photos of you and L doing yoga together! Whenever I do it I usually have someone join me too, whether a kid, a dog or a cat! :))
    Candy @ Healthy In Candy Land recently posted..Boo to You Too!My Profile

  12. I only do yoga when there is a free session offered by Lululemon. I do love the pigeon and downward dog poses for stretching. BTW – L actually has demonstrated very good technique in doing her downward dog. Very nicely done!

  13. Awesome giveaway! I practice yoga one to two times a week in my basement. I use yoga DVDs and I always light a candle and use my pink yoga mat from TJMaxx. It’s fun to have my own little “studio” set up 🙂
    Caitlin recently posted..CT NOW Love Your Body 5KMy Profile

  14. As a runner, I’ve read so many articles on how yoga can benefit me. Unfortunately, I don’t dedicate enough time to it. I probably do it once a week, if that. But I really want to be better at doing it! Maybe some cute yoga clothes would motivate me 😉

  15. I don’t generally do yoga, but I know I need to. Luckily most of my non-running workouts include some stretching that are similar to yoga poses.
    Your pictures in this post have inspired me to do a little yoga tonight with my little one too!
    Amanda recently posted..Update 10/18 ThursdayMy Profile

  16. Yoga has SO many benefits…physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I try to do two classes a week and then stretching/poses while M eats her breakfast! (She thinks its pretty funny and joins in sometimes like L!)

  17. I haven’t tried yoga in years (since before I became a runner). It sounds like I should try it again.

  18. Following you on Twitter (@krketterman) I just took my second yoga class ever–power flow vinsayna (sp?) “Hot Yoga!” Love, Love, Love. As I runner I didn’t think I would like it but it is AMAZING!! Post long run..ahhhhhhhh!

  19. I practice at least twice a week. This week is a Tues/Thurs week, next week is Mon/Weds/Fri.

  20. I hardly we’re practice yoga but not because I don’t see the value in it. I definitely would like to get on a regular schedule though.

  21. Great giveaway! I love yoga. I take a yoga fusion class on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings, then a vinyasa flow right after the Saturday class. I feel amazing afterwards.

  22. Following you on Twitter, FB & Instagram. @Gabamonkey (Twitter & Instagram) Gabby Sida (FB)

  23. I do yoga 2-3 times/week since about a month now, and I LOVE it! Running is my main focus in staying in shape, but the yoga really helps me with that. Also it calms me and gives me a totally different connection to my body/soul.
    @evelinruns recently posted..October Week 3 – A summaryMy Profile

  24. super comfy looking! I desperately need to learn to like yoga (I think I’ve told you that a few times LOL). I do some poses, especially when stretching each day, but I know I’d benefit tremendously from consistently going to a class or finding a really great DVD for home use.
    Heather (Where’s the Beach) recently posted..Forget the ChoresMy Profile

  25. I am trying to get back into yoga. It seems cardio and lifting have pushed it to the back burner. Some new yoga duds would be so awesome!!
    PDHL

  26. I occasionally practice yoga, but know it’s something that I really should do more often! My goal for my marathon is to include more cross training and yoga and see the results!

  27. I practice yoga twice a week from my house. Great cross training for runners!

    I follow you on twitter!

  28. I occasionally practice yoga, but I really should do it more. They have classes at the Y and it would probably help with not constantly being injured.

  29. If I run I do at least ten minutes of yoga, I have a sequence that hits all the good spots… Also attend at least one formal class a week…

  30. I have been practicing yoga for about 7 years, but my practice has dropped to only 2-3 days a week since having kids

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  31. Are yoga pants comfortable? Of course they are. Do they make your ass look better? Duh … and women know this. Yes, we’re doing that for ourselves more than for men, but let’s not dumb this down and act like the thought never crosses our mind. It’s part of the reason we like wearing yoga pants, because they make us feel good.

    However, are they pants? Nope, still not pants. Of course Lululemon promotes wearing them as part of your everyday wear; they’re trying to sell product. Wearing yoga pants as leggings (socially acceptable) is not the same as wearing them as pants (sorry, not socially acceptable).
    Great post

  32. I started doing yoga after my first son was born. It felt very good and refreshing after doing yoga. I always did yoga wearing yoga pants. Yoga pants are very comfortable and you i freely move your legs in any direction you want. So(JANI)this is the basic reason i wear yoga pants not to show myself.
    Janni recently posted..Best Natural Treatment For Cellulite Reduction… Kelp!My Profile

Comments are closed.