Yoga & Golf
Why should Golfers do Yoga?
Golf demands physical skill and practice, but unless your mind is playing ball, in other words, if your mind is not focused this will inhibit you from being at the top of your game By throwing your goals off the fairway and practicing being present in the moment, you will play a better game. Class starts (To be announced) Venue: Leixlip amenities centre Time: 11-12pm 8 week coures Cost: €100
The emphasis on yogic breathing and mind-body connection in yoga is essential in helping athletes develop mental accuracy, patience, and concentration. Learning to be present and breath through your swing on the course will result in a more fluid, successful and enjoyable game.
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.
Yoga poses to stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion. With regular practice, they’ll improve your flexibility. Increased flexibility will improve your swing and can prevent injury.
One of yoga’s major benefits is improving core strength. Stronger abdominal muscles support the spinal and cause less strain on the lower back and preventing injury.
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. This can help you improve your swing with increased power.
A balanced body is a flexible body, and flexibility remains the cornerstone of a good golf game. As Earl Woods tells his son, “What you’re looking for is a soft, flexible, fluid swing, that’s power.”