Yoga for Sports
With a consistent practice you can experience better performance, flexibility and focus. Whatever your sport is it will enhance your performance and longevity of competition. No lycra required.
Yoga doesn’t replace conventional training but works in tandem with it. By improving not only flexibility but also posture, body mechanics and awareness yoga can make every form of training you do more effective and efficient. Yoga expels lactic acid build-up from the muscles and raises your energy level.
Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. With continued practice comes a loosening of the muscles, and connective tissues and the fascia. Unlike other exercise yoga increases the flexibility and fluidity of the fascia.
We all know power, strength, and speed are directly related to proper body mechanics. When our body is properly aligned we can transmit force much more efficiently and perform better.
Whatever your sport, by returning your body to its optimal alignment, yoga can you’re your running gait and efficiency, help you punch, jump, or throw more explosively.
Yoga increases respiratory capacity. Many people have overcome asthma and other respiratory conditions through regular practice. This is invaluable to athletes. Yoga has been proven to dramatically enhance circulation, digestion and range of movement which all further improve endurance and energy.
Yoga builds greater body awareness, including balance and stability. As a result not only is performance enhanced but our training becomes more efficient.
One thing that hampers progress even more than inadequate training is an injury.
By improving body mechanics, flexibility and awareness yoga dramatically reduces the risk of injury both in training and competition.
By enhancing circulation and lymphatic flow yoga not only increases strength and endurance but also allows muscles to process metabolic by-products more quickly. This speeds up healing time and re-growth and therefore speeding up recovery.
A regular practice dramatically enhances our clarity and focus. Practiced regularly yoga can give you the awareness and mindfulness you need to take both your training and your performance to the next level and reach your ultimate goal.