Running is a fantastic form of exercise, but there is a tendency among runners to focus only on aerobic development and to ignore other aspects of fitness. In many cases, this leads to overuse injuries.

Incorporating other basic forms of exercise into your routine will fire your muscles in different ways, making them stronger and more resilient. Yoga, an ancient form of exercise that centers around holding full body poses, has been shown to increase range of motion and running efficiency, and is practiced by more and more runners every day. The next time it's raining, you're pressed for time, or need a break from running, take a deep breath, relax, and mix it up with this basic yoga routine.