yoga for athletes

A reader has asked me an insightful question on positions that could help lifters who focus on the powerlifts. Here is my reply and reasoning.
There is a misconception that athletes want a challenging and power-based yoga practice. I always ask my athletes what they need and it is always a unanimous response of stretching and meditation.
Many athletes say they have “tight hamstrings,” but the issue is more than just hamstrings. It’s the entire posterior chain clenching. Here are two yoga poses you can use to free your backside.
A year ago, I made the mistake of joining the team at a CrossFit gym and teaching yoga to athletes. I should have been teaching yoga for athletes. There is a big distinction.
If you're a strength athlete who wants to improve performance, here are 2 yoga poses that only take 5-10 minutes and can increase your ability to generate torque.
Are you an athlete trying to integrate yoga into your training? Here's a visual guide to ten essential poses for strength athletes.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the 7 most popular articles of the week. This week: yoga for athletes, nutrition, Olympic weightlifting, Dan John, and more!
The following ten postures will assist any strength athlete in addressing their physical limitations and increasing their performance.
I grew up an athlete first, but my mother's successful battle with cancer brought yoga and meditation into our lives, and changed my path forever.
Athletes like to push hard and test their limits. Sometimes the best path to peak performance is actually by relaxing. Yoga can be an excellent tool for releasing and finding that performance.
Are you feeling sore, achy, or tight after a run? Overtime, running without proper mobility and stretching can lead to imbalances in the body resulting in sprains, pains, and injuries.
Research in the field of human performance is once again finding the multitude of benefits of incorporating yoga into an overall health and fitness program.
Shoulder injuries including rotator cuff problems frequently plague athletes in sports that require repetitive and overhead motions.
New research in the Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, examined the effect of the yogic breathing technique, Bhastrika Pranayama on lung function capacity in athletes.
Lifters with physical limitations and mobility issues will often find discomfort, pain, and soreness in the wrist area during and after a lifting session.
Incorporating yoga in to your current athletic programming is an excellent performance and mobility enhancer. The practice of yoga has evolved over thousands of years.