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. Balance, Strengthen & Heal by Annie Adamson
1. 15 Minute Yoga for Men
This video is really for anyone, but it focuses on opening up the shoulders, chest, hip flexors and hamstrings, which are all common trouble areas for men. Start with a warm up before doing this video. Always work within a pain-free range, and remember that flexibility comes with practice.
2. Hamstring Stretches
Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
3. Post Run Stretch
Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
4. Balance, Strengthen & Heal
Did you know that by working on body awareness you can actually drive brain development? This primal vinyasa class will help you re-establish the fundamentals of balance and strength as you stabilize, mobilize, and coordinate your limbs across the planes of your body. By building cross-connections you'll actually better coordinate your daily movements and improve brain capacity.
5. Post Run Stretch at Home
Stretch on your front porch steps after your run!
6. Yoga For Runners 2 - Cool Down Sequence
Stretch it out and cool it down after your run with this Yoga For Runners Sequence!This practice is an all level sequence that is good for keeping the muscles and joints happy and healthy. Use the tools of Yoga to compliment your running practice. Check in with your breath, stretch and strengthen the muscles and avoid unnecessary tightness, soreness and joint pain.
7. Athletic Yoga for Cross Training
Adding some isometric holds and plometrics to your yoga for a great pre training warm up or to cross train.
8. Sun Salutations
Saluting the sun is a group of poses that works the whole body, builds internal heat, and it will increase your energy level.
9. Upper Body Stretch
Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
10. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.