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.
Take a look at some of the ways yoga can enhance your athletic performance.
Here are a few of the benefits of yoga for swimmers:
Open your chest and midback
Lengthen your inhales and exhales
Release the hips, hamstrings, and glutes
Restore with Yoga Nidra
Here are a few of the benefits of yoga for climbers:
Release tension in the hands and wrists
Unwind with poses close to the ground
Stretch the front, back, and inner leg lines
Open the front of the chest and side waist
Here are a few of the benefits of yoga for skiers/boarders:
Strengthen your core muscles
Release the front of the pelvis, hips, and glutes
Open the front of the chest and shoulders
Stretch your hamstrings and low back
Do you struggle with creating a home yoga practice?
Commitment to home yoga practice starts by planning how often, what time of day, and where and with who you take a class. Preparing for each day will help you stay motivated, inspired, and accountable to a home yoga practice
At Practice with Clara, we give YOU the tools to embody and enrich your home yoga practice with our online studio.
Our goal is to:
✺ Teach you how to move, breathe and BE in your body.
✺ Empower you to decide and choose classes for yourself, based on how you feel.
✺ Inspire you to dance and play in your body with purpose and intention.
Before you initiate a daily at-home yoga practice, ask yourself:
▴ What physical changes do I hope to see?
▴ What mental/emotional changes do I hope to feel?
▴ What support will I need through this process?
▴ Where will I create the space and time for my practice?
▴ How will the rest of my life change to accommodate a daily practice?
▴ How will I hold myself accountable?
▴ How will I track my progress?
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