Running. Surfing. Dance. Skiing. Golf, Boxing. Climbing. Hockey. Soccer. Tennis. It’s hard to find a sport where yoga isn’t suggested to help enhance an athlete’s overall performance. Several studies show how integrating a yoga practice in to your training regimen can help you reach new levels of fitness, inside and out.
This week, we are focusing on all the ways yoga can help to improve your game:
You can use our new Search Feature to search through all of our Yoga for Cross-Training on your own. To get you started without searching, we’re highlighting six classes in a variety of styles, levels and durations that are designed to help you perform at your peak.
- Yoga for Climbers with Tiffany Cruikshank: A simple flow aimed at climbers to hit the shoulders & hips. This is meant to be used as a cross training flow or can be used post climb. It can also be used as a great hip & shoulder opening class for athletes or yogis.
- Yoga for Athletes Seeking a Challenge with Christina Sell: Commitment to a Vision: This class is perfect for athletes who want to challenge themselves with standing postures, arm balances and twists. Dynamic, funny and intense, this practice incorporates biomechanical precision with long holds and inspiring commentary to hep strengthen resolve and expand your limits.
- Cross-Training for Runners with Felicia Tomasko: Focus on postures to create strength and suppleness, flexibility and stability to unwind tension in the neck, back, shoulders, hips and legs after running. Long floor sequence to stretch hamstrings and musculature of the hip and low back while encouraging healthy joints. Techniques throughout the practice were used to stimulate the lymphatic and immune system and enhance the ability to take a deep breath.
- Yoga for Cross-Training with Stephanie Snyder: This class is physically challenging for the person who is new to yoga but in good condition and wants to jump into the practice as part of your cross-training. We will move through a rigorous but accessible sequence that will work your body and release and relax your mind. This is just straight-up asana (poses) for those who prefer to focus on the physical aspects of the practice.
- Poses for (SUP) Paddlers with Amy Ippoliti: SUP Paddle Board Yoga, a variation of Stand Up Paddle Surfing, is quickly gaining popularity where ever there is water. Whether you’ve tried SUP yoga before or want to try, this practice is designed to help you prepare for some of the most commonly performed poses on the board and to gain the strength and flexibility required to maintain balance and postures on fluid water.