B2G's In-Season Yoga

Five key reasons why athletes do yoga in-season...

San 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!

 

1) Yoga Improves Body Awareness and Focus

Yoga 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 stress/anxiety reduction.

 

2) Yoga Enhances Recovery

Most 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.

 

3) Yoga Restores Balance and Can Help Reduce Injury

Many 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.

 

4) Yoga Improves Biomechanics and Energy Conservations

Moving 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.

 

5) Yoga Improves Breathing Function

Yoga exercises...

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.

 

 

B2G's In-Season Solutions Yoga Class is Back!

50% Off Sports Performance Yoga In The Month of August!

 

All sessions will be held on Sundays starting September 11, 2011

 

Spectrum Club, Santa Monica in the Water Garden

2425 Olympic Blvd # 1000W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

 

· 4:00pm-5:15pm: Heal & Replenish

 

Now Open To All Sports!!!

 

Register for In-Season Solutions at

www.B2GSports.com


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