I run four or five miles every day, with longer runs on weekends, and have done so for a number of years. So far, I've been fortunate to avoid serious injury, but I sometimes experience heel pain and very tight calves. I have a few Pilates / light yoga DVDs, and I always feel better, especially my calves, after I work out to one. However, I don't usually have time or I'm too impatient with the pace. I've even purchased a yoga for runners DVD, which does help, but I've never finished the DVD and can't fathom all the poses. So, I was optimistic that a book would offer a smaller set of exercises that I could easily do, and ones that I could learn so I can do them in a hotel room when I travel.
The first several chapters of the book cover overall fitness, running, and yoga. Some of the explanations are a bit technical, but if you are having problems in a particular area, you will likely be interested in this detail. The author also explores some of the non-running related benefits of yoga, which was interesting. The bulk of the book is structured by body part, with detailed yoga exercises, that largely increase in difficulty. After an explanation of the body part and its construction, there is a full page for each pose with a photograph and detailed written instructions. For me, this was great as I really struggle to mimic the pose during a DVD, but do much better when I can work at my own pace. The final chapters are yoga sequences, both short ones for after a run and longer ones to do less frequently. I've not worked my way through all of these yet, you do need to develop some skills to do all the poses, but I don't have any concerns that I will have an issues.
Yoga for Runners is a great addition to the library of any semi-serious runner. You can chose to do some or all of the poses, and focus on areas where you need extra attention. I'm quite happy with detail and level of difficulty, and once I have incorporate the short routines into my after run stretch, do believe I will reduce some muscle tightness and gain some flexibility.