Yin yoga is a passive practice. The two goals that are most relevant for athletes are improving flexibility and accelerating recovery.
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Yoga for Athletes is a training system that covers the yin and yang of performance: movement mastery and effective recovery.
Now might be the greatest time in history to start practicing yoga at home. Many of us are in lockdown, without access to gyms and studios.
Almost every professional male athlete, in sports ranging from golf to basketball and rugby to UFC, regularly practices yoga.
One of the most challenging aspects of yoga is maintaining diaphragmatic breathing throughout and synchronising breath with movement.
Making noises in yoga isn’t really the vibe. It’s best to stay calm and cool-headed. To make it all look easy and effortless.
We use the drishti to enhance concentration and direct attention to our inner experience. The gaze can act as a focal point for the mind.
The goal of stability training is to improve motor control, address muscular imbalances, reduce fatigue and prevent injury.
Yoga for balance sequences improve body control, proprioception, focus, concentration and enhance your athletic performance.
Yoga for strength routines build muscular strength and endurance, improve joint stability, accelerate performance and alleviate pain.
If you’re missing more than a couple of days of your 15 mins of yoga, here is a piece of wisdom from Dr Shoma Morita to get you back on track.
Adopting "beginner’s mind" shines a light on our blindspots, giving us the opportunity to start from first principles and undo our bad habits.
"Challenge serves beautifully to introduce you to your best—and most brilliant—self." Yoga can provide you with that challenge.
In stressful times, a great use of your time and energy is play and playfulness. Play can be a distraction and help to unwind tension.
Interoception is the awareness of what is going on inside your body. It can refer both to the perception of physical and emotional sensations.
In part two, I describe how turning the dial back up on our interoception allows us to lead lives of greater sensation, presence and wellbeing.