Yoga for Athletes

10 Athletic Yoga Videos for Rugby Players

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
Yoga is the perfect cross-training to balance your typical workout routine. The complimentary benefits of lengthening and conditioning muscle structures will enhance your performance and keep you feeling your best.20 Minute Pre-Run Warm Up Yoga
1. Pre-Run Warm Up
20 Minute Pre-Run Warm Up Yoga
This is an instructional yoga video that is perfect for a pre-run warm up. It incorporates a bit of core work and lots of hamstring and hip flexor lengthening. As always, be sure to move within a pain-free range, and breathe full, deep breaths.
2. Runner's Lunge - Foundations of Yoga
Runner's Lunge - Foundations of Yoga
Learn Runner's Lunge with Adriene! (Not just for runners! For everyone!) This foundational posture is often used in Hatha Yoga sequences and is great for the hips, glutes, groin, quads and hamstrings. A great warm up for almost any exercise. "Cool Runnings!!!" "Cool Runnings" means "Peace be the journey."
3. 15 minute gentle yoga for athletes
15 minute gentle yoga for athletes
This is a gentle yoga sequence especially great for athletes. As many athletes have tight hips and hamstrings, this sequence intends to bring length into those areas, which also help release lower back tension. Always work within a pain-free range.
4. Upper Body Stretch
Upper Body Stretch
Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
5. Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis
Stretching is an important part of preventing and healing plantar fasciitis. Daily stretching can help you heal your aching heel. Seeing a foot and ankle doc made all the difference in the world, so don't delay.
6. Hamstring Stretches
Hamstring Stretches
Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
7. Post Run Stretch
Post Run Stretch
Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
8. Yoga for Surfers
Yoga for Surfers
This yoga routine is for surfers, however it is good for anybody! It focuses on shoulders, hips and core strength.
9. Yoga For Skateboarders: Back Pain
Yoga For Skateboarders: Back Pain
Suffering from low back pain? Restore the natural curvature of your spine. Designed for skateboarders, but effective for anyone with recurring lower back issues, this sequence has clear attention on alignment to optimize the benefits of your yoga. If you are a cyclist, runner, or skateboarder, this Grokker premium video is perfect for elevating performance. These accessible, modified moves will gently strengthen the lower vertebra, addressing both piriformis and sciatic pain.
10. Yoga for Skateboarders: Leg Stretching
Yoga for Skateboarders: Leg Stretching
Heighten your performance and stretch those legs. If you're suffering from ankle immobilization, tight joints, and sore legs, Ashleigh has created the perfect sequence for alleviating your chronic symptoms. Designed for skateboarders, but effective for all athletes who experience these symptoms, the targeted postures that Ashleigh showcases in this video will allow you to feel, and perform, at your best.
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