If you love running you know the strains of the IT band. This is caused by repetitive motion, imbalances in your biomechanics, or in many cases both! But if you practice yoga, you have a great tool at your disposal for preventing injuries.

This yoga practice will help runners stabilise joints and release IT band stiffness.

Perform this 30-minute practice twice a week to cultivate balance and find ease.

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