Athletes and Yoga
Many famous athletes report to joining the practice of yoga to boost their performance on the field.
Can you guess which seven-foot tall athlete had a special mat made for his practice? How about NBA star Shaquille O'Neal! O'Neal began yoga in 2009 with the aim of improving flexibility and loosening tight muscles.
Also joining yoga in 2009, Lebron James, small forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, wanted to relieve lower back issues. He credits yoga with boosting his game by improving his stamina.
Not long after, in 2011, professional basketball star Kevin Love added yoga to his workout regime. Like James, Love attributes yoga to his improved strength and stamina.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Ray Lewis, has gone a step further by adopting the yoga lifestyle. He advises other athletes to be adventurous and try different things when trying to enhance their performance.
Last, but certainly not least, Evan Longoria was drawn to yoga’s core-strengthening abilities. He credits yoga with keeping him loose and calm in preparation for his baseball games.
If yoga is good enough for the pros, maybe yoga can boost your game too!
Benefits of Yoga for Athletes
Yoga offers the benefits of muscle lengthening and flexibility that you don't usually get from gym workouts.
Additional benefits of yoga include:
-Improving core strength
-Taming breath control
-Providing a wider range of motion
Learn more about the many benefits of yoga, and how it can contribute to boosting your athletic performance, during Yoga for Athletes!
Yoga has Never Been More Accessible
Yoga has something to offer everybody! Are you ready to commit to advancing your performance?
My goal is to share with you how yoga can be incorporated into your workout routine to reduce injury and get your athletic ability to the next level which is why I invite you to attend my next Facebook class, Yoga for Athletes on Friday, August 23rd at 12:00 pm EDT.
During this experience, you will learn about the many benefits of yoga, how yoga can perfect your sport, and various poses to try with step-by-step instructions.
You have nothing to lose!
Can’t Wait To Share With You On Friday, August 23rd At 12:00 pm EDT!