Hello, lovely one.
The practice of Yoga has enabled me and hundred of other runners to become better, stronger and yes, faster runners too.
Personally, it helped me find a different level of joy and ease that I was able to establish in my body and my mind as well. I notice when I don't do it, especially as I get older! We don't bounce back as quick anymore if we don't. Though it doesn't mean, we have to spend hours and hours doing more work.
As part of a continuous practice, even if it's only 15mins a day, we're able to find a greater awareness of where we're at, we can let go of tension and tightness, developing or maintaining our physical strength and ease in any imbalanced areas.
It becomes a continuous reminder of the beauty, the wisdom and intelligence of your own body and mind, realising how powerful we really are.
If you allow it, the practice will help you open up to a whole world of new experiences within yourself, allowing both the shadows and the light to exist together, as well as seeing more of the beauty and joy of this world.
So in that sense - whether you're a great runner or not, or don't even consider yourself a runner at all - it will no doubt benefit you on all levels, may it be physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.