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For shin splints…try hero pose

This is a very mild, gentle movement that is designed to relieve pressure on the shins, says Stiles. “The even pressure feels great for most runners.”

Try it: Stand on your knees so they are aligned under your hips. Press the tops of your feet down and into the ground. Press your thumbs into your legs, behind your knees, open your calves out to the sides and sit your hips down to the ground (if your butt doesn’t touch the ground, sit on a yoga block or a rolled up yoga mat). Hold for 10 breaths.


*You can also rest your legs on the wall while laying on the floor- you should be bent at a 90 degree angle at your hips with your legs straight up. Breathe in and out slowly.