Yoga for Athletes

Yoga Videos for Sportsmen and Hikers

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. Moon Salutation
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Warm up or cool down with the full body range of motion sequence, inspired by the Yoga Moon Salutation
2. Post Run Stretch
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Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
3. Post Run Stretch at Home
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Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
4. Pre-Run Warm Up
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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.
5. Yoga for Athletes: Prevent and Heal Injuries
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In this effective cross training video tailored for athletes, you'll cultivate a deeper connection to your body, and attune to the breath. Using repetitious, basic, yet powerful moves lead by Grokker Yoga Expert Ashleigh Sergeant, you'll find this video to be the perfect addition to your weekly athletic regime. Refine your own strength with plyometrics, strength building, and core work in this Grokker Premium video. All levels welcome.
6. Runner's Lunge - Foundations of Yoga
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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."
7. Yoga for Athletes: Strength Sequence
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In this Yoga for Athletes class, Tammy will lead you through a series of full body poses designed to increase strength and stamina. Sun salutations, warrior poses, and arm balances are a few of the poses you'll encounter. This class is appropriate for intermediate and advanced students.
8. Post Ride or Run Stretch
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After you ride or run, quick stretch for hamstrings, quads and hips - Great to use a fence, bench or tree for stretches.
9. Swing with Ease: Golf Yoga
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Swing with ease. This practice will prep the spine and shoulders for utilization of your maximum range of motion. You'll strengthen and tone the upper back, as well as heat the shoulders, then firm up your foundation by simultaneously opening and strengthening the legs, hips, and lower back. Follow Grokker's celebrated athletic specialist Ashleigh Sergeant in this Premium yoga video for Golfers. All levels.
10. 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.
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