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. Sun Salutation Variation
This video features the Sun Salutation and includes more moves than the previous videos.
2. Post Run Stretch
Take 10 minutes to stretch after your run and your body will thank you.
3. 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.
4. Hamstring Stretches
Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
5. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
6. Yoga and Pilates Fusion: Get Toned Abs & Core
Utilizing techniques from yoga and the pilates method, this practice explores powerful and effective exercises to target and tone the abdominal wall. You will experience a strong and supple core that will allow you to move in a way that feels safe and controlled. Join Tammy Mittell in this Grokker Premium Video and create strong, toned abs using the amazing fusion of yoga and pilates.
7. Upper Body Stretch
Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
8. 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."
9. 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.
10. 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.