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Yoga for Sports to Enhance Your Athletic Performance

Enhance Your Athletic Performance

Simple stretches and strengthening exercises will help you release tension after vigorous activities AND build strength in lacking areas. 

Yoga can be used as a cross-training tool to help enhance athletic performance, prevent injuries, strengthen key muscle groups, and improve flexibility. Overall, yoga creates more space in the body and mind, which aids in mental clarity and performance whenever you engage in your preferred sport. 

Long, strong, and supple muscles and connective tissues allow the body to respond to its environment through an increased range of motion and better balance. As a daily practice, yoga aids in deep, relaxed breathing that calms the nervous system and stimulates brainwaves associated with creativity, euphoria, and clearheadedness.
Integrating the practice of yoga into your workout regime will improve your physical and mental performance; the psychology of sport is just as arduous as the physical commitment. 

On Practice with Clara, we’ve created the Yoga for Sports playlist with five unique collections that provide a weekly program to tend to the muscles strained from activity. The collections include Yoga for Runners, Yoga for Cyclists, Yoga for Swimmers, Yoga for Rock Climbers, and Yoga for Skiers/Skateboarders. 

Each collection features classes for the days you workout to complement your routine, courses for the days off with longer sequences, and courses for every day of the week with meditation and restorative yoga. Each collection also provides short tutorials featuring tips for injuries and modifications while you recover.

Why you should check out yoga for sports

  • Relieve sore muscles.
  • Strengthen lacking areas to enhance your skills.
  • Lengthen muscles to improve flexibility.
  • Improve overall agility and movement in day-to-day activities.
  • Restore injuries.
  • Take conscious rest on your days off.
  • Develop mindfulness practices to strengthen your mind and build new neural pathways.  

Class of the Day Features:

  • Vinyasa classes based on Lila Flow Yoga.
  • Peak poses with backbends, twists, hip openers, arm balances, and inversions. 
  • Subtle body practices such as pranayamas, kriyas, and mantras. 
  • Various styles of yoga including Hatha, restorative/yin, slow flow, and meditation.

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Enhance your athletic performance.

Check out the Yoga for Sports Playlist—we have curated collections for cyclists, runners, skiers/skateboarders, swimmers, and rock climbers.

Integrating the practice of yoga into your workout regime will improve your physical and mental performance; the psychology of sport is as arduous as the physical commitment. 
In each collection, you’ll find:
  • Yoga for the DAYS OFF of the sport
  • Yoga for the DAYS ON the sport
  • Meditation for any day of the week
  • Tutorials for injury and modifications
The intention is to relieve the strain on the muscle groups used in each of the activities and strengthen the areas of the body that are neglected to create a holistic mind/body map for you to feel balanced.

Benefits of yoga for runners:

  1. Develop a strong(er) core
  2. Deepen your breath
  3. Feel the strength of your legs 
  4. Align with proper posture
 

Benefits of yoga for cyclists:

  1. Create space in your shoulders and chest
  2. Stretch your arms and wrists
  3. Lengthen your spine
  4. Unwind with meditation
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yoga for sports

Benefits of yoga for swimmers:

  1. Open your chest and midback
  2. Lengthen your inhales and exhales
  3. Release the hips, hamstrings, and glutes
  4. Restore with Yoga Nidra

Benefits of yoga for rock climbers:

  1. Release tension in the hands and wrists
  2. Unwind with poses close to the ground
  3. Stretch the front, back, and inner leg lines
  4. Open the front of the chest and side waist
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yoga for sports

Benefits of yoga for skiers/skateboarders:

  1. Strengthen your core muscles
  2. Release the front of the pelvis, hips, and glutes
  3. Open the front of the chest and shoulders
  4. Stretch your hamstrings and low back

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My favourite thing about yoga is getting to watch people have a connection with themselves.

 

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New members get 7-days FREE!

Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.

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Read our post on how to set up a home yoga studio and the benefits of joining the Class of the Day.

 

✧ Join the Community ✧

Our community boasts yogis from countries all over the world who gather and co-create the spaces we share on the Practice with Clara platform.

Join a community of over 1.3k yogis from around the world in the Practice with Clara Facebook Group

· Share your feedback

· Seek help and motivation from the community

· Discuss and receive input on yoga challenges and injuries

· Cultivate a global community

· Exclusive access to content and upcoming events

· Bring your ideas and questions to the Practice with Clara Ambassadors 

Take a LIVE yoga class with Clara each week and join hundreds of yogis worldwide. 

· Ask Clara questions in the live Q&A after class

· Participate in a class with Clara and the community

· Put in your request for a specific class

· Build to a peak pose in a vinyasa-style sequence

· Learn modifications for injuries

· Receive how-to guides to advance your practice

More Opportunties on Practice with Clara

See the History of Our 30-Day Yoga Challenges 

Take a look at the past 30-day yoga challenges. 

Read the history of the 30-day challenges with the past partnerships, themes, interviews with professionals, and more. 

Join an Upcoming 30-Day Yoga Challenge

See when the next 30-day yoga challenge is hosted to join the LIVE yoga & meditation classes.

Check out the events page to learn more. 

Are you looking for more opportunities to practice yoga, for free? 

Check out our Free Yoga page to see the latest offerings. 

Choose from three unique, free, offerings: 

30-day challenge
7-day series for beginners
7-day series for advanced vinyasa yogis 

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✧ Frequently Asked Questions ✧

1. What is the Practice with Clara Membership & App?

Practice with Clara is an online platform and Apps that allow you to take your yoga with you anywhere, anytime! With hundreds of classes in various styles, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative, Yin, Prenatal, and Meditation, there’s something for everyone at any level of the practice. The Practice with Clara Membership provides a monthly or yearly subscription package with the first 7-days free for you to experience the courses. 

2. How is the Membership Different from the YouTube Playlists?

A membership to the Practice with Clara Apps provides:

  • Access to the members-only library of yoga classes
  • Weekly LIVE classes with Clara
  • Unique events and workshops
  • Downloadable assets including:
    • Monthly Calendars
    • Journaling Booklets
    • Spotify Playlists
  • Access to a community of yogis worldwide 
  • Q&A sessions with Clara
  • & much more!

Clara’s YouTube Channel provides carefully curated playlists to introduce you to the free programs and yoga challenges for you to get a taste of what’s offered and commit to your wellness!

3. What Do I Get When I Join the 7-Day Program?

The 7-day programs include: 

  • 7-Days of Vinyasa Yoga Intensive
  • 7-Days of Yoga for Beginners

These programs provide a weeks-worth of yoga classes to ignite your yoga practice and cultivate a new, healthy habit. 

When you sign-up for one of these programs, you’ll receive:

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 1-week
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

These programs are free with no hidden costs or fees; PLUS, you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

4. What Do I Get When I Join the 30-Day Yoga Challenge?

We host quarterly 30-day yoga challenges that are always free for all members of Practice with Clara. Each yoga challenge is themed based on the season. We’ve provided our inaugural challenge, Reconnect | A 30-Day Yoga Challenge, as an email series for you to try to test your physical and mental discipline and endurance!

What you receive in Reconnect | 30-Day Challenge

  • A welcome email to the program from Clara
  • A class each day for 30-days
  • Curated Spotify playlists to accompany each course
  • A calendar to track your progress
  • A journaling booklet to incite self-reflection 
  • Access to the private Practice with Clara Facebook Group

This program is free, anytime, with no hidden costs or fees, PLUS you’ll still receive the 7-day free trial on the Practice with Clara Apps once you complete the series!

 5.  I Want to Try the App, What’s Next? 

Great, we’re so happy to have you join our community!

To set up the Practice with Clara App, here are your next steps:

6. I’m Injured, Pregnant, or New to the Practice—Can I Join?

YES, no matter where you are at in your practice, there are classes for you on Practice with Clara. 

We’ve created playlists for beginners and those who are new to the practice.

we also have the Prenatal Collections with classes from the 1st – 4th trimesters that I created when I was pregnant with my daughter. 

Finally, I offer PLENTY of modifications and suggestions based on injury in all the platform classes. 

The biggest thing is to always listen to your body; your body is the greatest teacher.

Join Practice with Clara

New members get 7-days FREE!

Sign up for a recurring subscription and get access to hundreds of different yoga classes and join the weekly LIVE yoga class.