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. Pre-Run Warm Up
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. Yoga Post Run Stretch II
Quick post run stretch for hips, hamstrings, calf and quads.
3. 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."
4. 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.
5. Daily Dose of Yoga: Strength Flow
Get your muscles working to tone and strengthen the body in this energizing, dynamic yoga class led by Grokker yoga expert, Micheal James Wong. This posture-focused sequence works the entire body and leave you feeling uplifted and revived.
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. Hamstring Stretches
Get off the couch and stretch your hamstrings while you cheer on your fav team.
8. 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.
9. Upper Body Stretch
Open up chest, shoulders and upper back with a few yoga stretches. Great before swimming, boxing, tennis, golf.
10. Yoga for Surfers
This yoga routine is for surfers, however it is good for anybody! It focuses on shoulders, hips and core strength.