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yoga for athletes
Integrating Yoga for Athletes: What Athletes Really Need
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.
Dear Willow: Which Yoga Stretches Are Best for Strength 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.
Yoga for Strength Athletes: Mobilize Your IT Band and Posterior Chain
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.
Why I Don't Teach Yoga to Athletes
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.
Yoga for Strength Athletes: Triangle and Side Angle Poses
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.
Infographic: 10 Essential Yoga Postures for Strength Athletes
Are you an athlete trying to integrate yoga into your training? Here's a visual guide to ten essential poses for strength athletes.
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Sunday Seven: The Week's 7 Most Popular Articles, Vol. 62
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!
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Increase Strength by Integrating Yoga: 10 Essential Postures for Strength Athletes
The following ten postures will assist any strength athlete in addressing their physical limitations and increasing their performance.
Why Yoga? 5 Ways Yoga and Sports Go Hand in Hand
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.
Yoga for Athletes: Get the Edge You Need by Lessening Strain
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.
5 Essential Yoga Poses for Runners
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.
5 Tips For Creating a Simple Meditation Space
Taking the time to designate a special space for meditation, will allow you to easily transition into making meditation a daily practice.
Yoga Effective at Changing the Antero-Posterior Curvature of The Spine
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.
Use Yoga to Effectively Treat Rotator Cuff Injury
Shoulder injuries including rotator cuff problems frequently plague athletes in sports that require repetitive and overhead motions.
Yogic Breathing Enhances Lung Function Capacity and Efficiency in Athletes
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.
Tips for Wrist Mobility
Lifters with physical limitations and mobility issues will often find discomfort, pain, and soreness in the wrist area during and after a lifting session.
Why Do Athletes Need Yoga?
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.
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