Yoga for Athletes

Yoga Videos for Jocks and Gardeners

Leslie Vale • June 2, 2015
Weight bearing sports put a huge amount of stress and strain on your body. From your hamstrings to your hips or lower back sports can put a genuine burden on your muscles. Yoga for Athletes combines the cardio workout in a dynamic warm up with the stretching achieved by more traditional fitness stretches. This type of yoga is especially designed for athletes and is perfect for before and after your usual training regimen or practice session. Professional sportsmen from basketball players to boxers and American footballers have all started to integrate yoga into their training. 20 Minute Pre-Run Warm Up Yoga
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1. Hip & Hammies Stretch at a Wall
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If you have a park bench or wall to stretch at, use it! If not, you can do similar standing stretches for hips and hamstrings without even taking your sneakers off.
2. Yoga for Athletes: Agility and Balance Sequence
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This Vinyasa flow sequence tailored for athletes will help you to enhance both agility and balance. Working with the breath, you'll move through a slow warm up of 10 poses, beginning with three breaths each. Then, move through standing postures including warrior 1, 2, and 3 that will systematically prepare the body for the Apex pose, handstand. Rock and roll through these poses to engage powerful core strength and dexterity. Practice alongside Grokker Yoga Expert, Tammy Mittell in this Premium video designed to improve balance. Intermediate.
3. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
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Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
4. 20 Minute Yoga Flow for Core Strength
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This is an instructional 20 minute yoga video that aims to strengthen the core in preparation for arm balances such as crow pose, headstand, handstand and forearm stand. The intention is to work all parts of the core including the upper abs, lower abs and obliques in a variety of ways that keeps the body guessing.
5. Hamstring Stretches
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Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
6. Yoga for Skateboarders: Stretch & Balance
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Stretch deeply and master a more challenging balance series with this routine. If you've already watched the first 2 videos in this Grokker Premium series entitled Yoga for Athletes, then you are now ready for more challenging stretches and standing balancing postures. In this Grokker Premium video for athletes, Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant focuses on developing your sense of balance. Ashleigh guides you through standing balances including Virabradrahsana, the most challenging warrior posture designed for spinal integrity and stability.
7. 15 minute gentle yoga for athletes
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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.
8. Yoga for Surfers
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This yoga routine is for surfers, however it is good for anybody! It focuses on shoulders, hips and core strength.
9. Post Run Stretch at Home
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Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
10. Standing Wide-Legged Forward Fold | Prasarita Padottanasana | Yoga With Adriene
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Foundations of Yoga continues with Adriene! In this episode we learn Standing Wide-Legged Forward fold from the ground up with a strong focus on Action and Alignment.This pose is great for the whole body! Prasarita Padottanasana strengthens the legs and the back and tones the abdominal wall. It stretches the hamstrings, hips and lower back inviting the muscles to open and feel good. In fact, this is a great pose after a jog or run! It is also calming for the system and can help to relieve anxiety or jitters. This pose can also help to relieve headaches and fatigue. It can be challenging too!
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