Last night's triathlon training was a hard one! We swam open water sprints then ran hill repeats on a trail by the lake. When I got home I was feeling tired and a little dizzy every time I stood up. I thought that maybe my dizziness* might be due to the blood pooling in my legs and decided to try a yoga pose, "Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose", to help alleviate the problem. It worked fantastically!
In this video from Gaiam Life (about 7 minutes), Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman demonstrate three ways of doing Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose. The pose is also shown at the bottom of the yoga sequence that I put together, below.
My hips and lower back tend to get pretty tight after running, so I used the Yoga Journal Sequence Builder to put together this short set of post-tri training poses*.
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose
Happy Baby Pose
Head-to-Knee Forward Bend
Seated Forward Bend
|Yoga Journal Sequence Builder, Patent pending |
*Please note that I am not a yoga instructor- these are the poses that work for me. Please consult your medical practitioner if you are experiencing any dizziness or have questions about what is appropriate for your fitness level.