How This Workout Will Make You Better At Any Sport
Yoga Isn't Just For Hippies.
Here's Why Yoga Will Make You Better At Any Sport
1. Yoga increases flexibility.
The more efficiently an athlete can move through different planes of motion, the more likely he or she will make the play. A football player who squats 400 pounds will beat the player who squats 500 pounds if he has better leverage at the point of contact. When a scout is evaluating a high-school football player, he is looking for hip mobility. Can he bend? Can we trust him to play man coverage or play in space? College coaches know they can get you stronger. Yoga is what will help increase your flexibility and overall play whatever type of athlete you are.
2. Yoga prevents injury.
Have you ever torn a rotator cuff muscle or had knee surgery? Think about the rehab program. What muscles do you focus on to help repair the injury? Your stabilizers. Yoga does an amazing job of strengthening these muscles that we often neglect in our workout routines.
3. Yoga makes visualization easier.
An athlete will often talk about “being in the zone” when making a big play. These moments often occur because the player visualized making the game-winning shot the night before. The quieter the mind, the deeper the visualization. Yoga quiets the mind.
4. Yoga helps you rebound from losses and refocus after wins.
Learning to handle the roller coaster of the season is crucial for success and well-being. Yoga allows you to shed the emotions of the past and focus on being present, thus resulting in a healthier and more focused athlete.
5. Yoga lets you unplug.
Athletes are on constant alert while at practice or playing in a game. Brief moments of solitude or stillness allows for an athlete to unplug mentally and restore focus and energy. Practicing yoga trains you to be able to “unplug” for a few minutes anywhere and anytime.
Aim to add one or two yoga practices into your schedule each week. If you don’t think yoga is your thing, try different Handstand instructors and our different on demand Yoga sessions - Slow Flow & Power Flow.
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