Yoga: Athletic Performance and Sports Recovery
Athletes and sports professionals make it evident that yoga enhances performance and assists in recovery. Improved mobility equates to improved quality of life and better movement relates to better health, it is that simple. Yoga massages both the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, aids in digestion and brings about a level of energy that no food can rival.
Practicing yoga consistently will help your overall fitness by:
Increasing your power. An aligned body will run with greater efficiency of body mechanics.
Improving balance and proprioception by strengthening vital core and stabilising muscles. A greater awareness of the body will lead to better motor skills.
Reducing risk of injury. Pliable muscles will have less stress placed upon them during forces of load and movement.
Improving circulation and endurance. Breathing techniques in yoga strengthen the central nervous system to be both alert or relaxed and increases respiratory capacity.
Mental acuity and improved focus are benefits from practicing yoga where the student will learn to deal with the mind especially under stress and fatigue.
Below is a series of yoga asanas (postures) that will benefit any training regime. There are variations and options for each pose and props (blocks, straps and bolsters) are suggested, but not necessary.
Please consult with your local GP, Sports Physio/Chiro and or Osteopath for clearance on performing theses postures prior to starting.
A word from my students
"Ian’s classes have not only enhanced my Yoga practice but they have taught me about using breath and focus when the body requires it most. I used these techniques when I completed a half Ironman triathlon. Ian has helped guide me back from injuries to being able to fulfil where I wish to be. "
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