Five key reasons why athletes do yoga in-season...
Francisco 49ers Tony Parrish broke his left ankle and fibula in
a game against the Bears in 2009 and used yoga to help him
regain trust in the injured leg.
Five (5) Key Reasons Why Athletes Do Yoga In-Season!
Yoga Improves Body Awareness and Focus
employs physical and mental exercise that...
deepen one's sense of body positioning and movement (proprioception).
Enhanced proprioceptive skills are crucial in the development
and progression of athletic training. Yoga's use of breathing
and centering techniques can be valuable tools for event
preparation, routine and skill visualization, as well as
Yoga Enhances Recovery
vigorous sport activities...
generate lactic acid in muscle tissue. If lactic acid is not
removed properly, it can adversely affect performance in future
training sessions or events. Yoga exercises can help in the
removal of lactic acid by gently circulating lactic acid out of
muscle tissue and into the blood stream where it will make its'
way to the liver for processing. Yoga also has shown to improve
sleep patterns. Proper rest and ample sleep are critical periods
for an athlete's recovery process.
Yoga Restores Balance and Can Help Reduce Injury
sport activities are dominant...
on one side of the body due to specific movements and joint
loading. This mechanical dominance can create musculoskeletal
imbalances that can generate chronic injuries. Yoga can be
beneficial in reducing these tissue and joint imbalances.
Yoga Improves Biomechanics and Energy Conservations
a joint requires energy...
The more tension one has around that joint, the more energy is
required to facilitate that movement. The goal of athletes is to
have maximum performance with the most energy conservation. Yoga
exercises that improve flexibility and joint range of motion
reduce muscle tension and enhance sport biomechanics. This
enhancement reduces the amount of energy needed for those
movements, thus allowing an athlete to perform at higher levels
and/or longer intervals.
Yoga Improves Breathing Function
particularly pranayam exercises, have been shown to improve
breathing mechanics and lung capacity. Focused breathing
exercises develop one's ability to maximize function of all
breathing mechanisms (diaphragm and intercostal breathing).
Maximal lung health is vital for athlete's, especially for those
who partake in aerobic-based sports and require efficient lungs
to deliver sufficient oxygen uptake.
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