ATHLETE POSES RESULT IN

FASTER RECOVERY & FEWER INJURIES

THE GOAL OF YOGA FOR ATHLETES — BUILD CORE STRENGTH

 

Since many sports injuries are the result of muscular imbalances, it makes sense that the practice of yoga would go far in reducing injury.  Below are 5 athletic yoga poses that provide stretching, strengthening and relaxing.  If you work these movements into your fitness routine, we believe you’ll feel the difference.

 

5 Best Yoga Stretches for Athletes

3 Times a Week, 10 to 15 Minutes

 

#1  –  WARRIOR III

The Warrior III pose strengthens shoulders, arms, legs and back while opening up your hips, chest and lungs.  This move works on focus, balance and stability to add to your toolbox for athletic performance.  This is a great pose to energize your body.

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#2  –  CRESCENT LUNGE

The Crescent Lunge increases strength in the lower and upper body.  This adds to your stability and balance.  It is considered a dynamic yoga pose that works with all muscles in the body.

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#3  –  BRIDGE

The Bridge pose stretches hip flexors, thighs, abs, and chest while building strength in the glutes and hamstrings.  It’s all about strengthening the back and abdominal muscles.

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#4  –  CROSS-LEGGED TWIST

The Cross-Legged Twist rotates the spine while stretching hips and chest.  Practicing this moves prepares you for more extensive twists by teaching you how to keep your spine stretched and lifted through the pose.

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#5  –  LEGS UP THE WALL

Legs Up The Wall pose may seem simple, but it does bring benefits by stretching your hamstrings and chest.  This pose allows you to rest the mind and body which helps with stress and tension.

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THE BOTTOM LINE

Whether you’re training for an event, working to build your endurance or looking to supplement your cardio regimen, yoga may be your answer.  Poses for athletes can strengthen muscle groups, increase your flexibility and improve balance.  Adding yoga to your fitness plan can help to improve your overall performance.  NAMASTE, my friends . . .

 

Resources:  outsideonline.com

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