Yoga for Athletes

Yoga for Athletes

How Does Yoga Improve Athleticism?

Yoga offers a bounty of benefits, from improving mind-body balance to boosting flexibility.   Its benefits on athletes are becoming more understood — which is undoubtedly why a growing number of high schools and colleges around the country are beginning to incorporate it in their athletic programs and health and wellness initiatives.

Yoga improves athleticism in a number of ways, by targeting the following fitness criteria:

Balance: Standing poses strengthen your lower legs and hone your “proprioception” — which means they help you grow more aware of where your body is in space. The poses also emphasize a more subtle awareness of your body’s center of gravity in different positions, along with a finer sense of how the body works as a unit to balance.

Flexibility: Practicing yoga poses will stretch tight muscles, which are more injury prone, and encourage use of your full range of motion. A stretched muscle has more room to grow and strengthen. “A long muscle is a strong muscle.”

Strength: Yoga works holistically to strengthen the entire body. Some poses are held static, engaging the muscles isometrically, while other sequences involve flowing from pose to pose and engaging muscles through concentric and eccentric contractions. Yoga confers joint stability exercise in the same way that weight-room strength training does.

Concentration:  Yoga includes not only physical movements and postures but also regulated breathing and meditation. The practice involves an active attentional or mindfulness component that improves the speed and accuracy of a person’s working memory and concentration. In yoga, you put yourself into challenging positions and learn ways to cope. These translate to experiences in athletic competition, and in life.

Injury Prevention: A regular and well-rounded yoga practice will help bring the body into symmetrical alignment, correcting flexibility and strength imbalances in the soft tissues. “Yoga can do wonders in addressing underlying imbalances and instabilities that lead to overuse injuries” (Roundtree, 2008).

Power: Power production is the result of all of the above coming together. In order to produce maximal power output an athlete needs the flexibility and range of motion to get into the correct positions, balance and joint stability to control the movements in the proper positions, strength throughout the body, and concentration of the movement and body alignment.

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  3. He explained how well he will succeed in using diplomacy;
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He explained how well he will succeed in using diplomacy instead of Bush’s warmongering, strengthen old alliances and, all in all, spruce up US international image to a better one. He said: “living our values doesn’t make us weaker, it makes us safer and it makes us stronger.”

For me personally, 7 years later, all these is just a short summary of all the promises Mr. Obama failed to deliver to America’s doorstep. Roy Fowler

Even GOPers were approving of the path POTUS has undertaken then…at least of the rhetorics style, which he so Hollywood-esquely told it in.

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All the great plans that could have made him a truly Reforming President, were not completed and so the 44th President of US will most likely remain an “intermediate” part of American history. That is confirmed by President himself, as he now constantly compares himself (unfavorably) to truly great US leaders, like Lincoln or Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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And I have to agree with him. And the funniest thing is probably that Obama still managed to accomplish pretty big steps during his Presidency. Such as the “Affordable Care Act” (Obamacare), or achieving some kind of ease of US image overseas. Anyways, the way those great Presidents Obama mentions himself has changed the country is a great comparison.

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Remember the Republican response to Obama’s speech that day? One of the most famous ones was Bobby Jindal’s reaction. He just buoyed the stimulus plan that was just approved by the Congress. Even tried to mock it up, while objecting to spending “140 million US dollars for something vaguely called Volcano Monitoring…”. The irony is that next month after his words, the Alaskan volcano erupted (just as Obama’s intentions did) and covered the state for days with thick, 60000-foot ash and smoke cloud…

For me personally, 7 years later, all these is just a short summary of all the promises Mr. Obama failed to deliver to America’s doorstep. Roy Fowler

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For me personally, 7 years later, all these is just a short summary of all the promises Mr. Obama failed to deliver to America’s doorstep. Roy Fowler

Like FDR, who was able to overcome the complete weakness of US federal government over private banks and financial sector in general, when dealing with the Great Depression. Or Lincoln, who held the bipartisan country together with a grip of a mountain grizzly bear.

Like FDR, who was able to overcome the complete weakness of US federal government over private banks and financial sector in general, when dealing with the Great Depression. Or Lincoln, who held the bipartisan country together with a grip of a mountain grizzly bear.

Coaching

Goldin U Athletics’ expert coaches don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all coaching philosophy. We offer a variety of coaching programs so you can choose the program that works best for you, and learn more about our coaches below!

GUAC Team for Kids coaches also offer a great team dynamic and expert advice, all while helping you add meaning to your miles.

For information about coaching opportunities, please reach out to goldinuathletics@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Jordy Paulemon

Nancy Dun Gallin

Andrew Abt

Michael Pabon

Ali Johnson

Diandra Robinson

Ben Wunder

O’brian Josalen

 

Coaching

Goldin U Athletics’ expert coaches don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all coaching philosophy. We offer a variety of coaching programs so you can choose the program that works best for you, and learn more about our coaches below!

GUAC Team for Kids coaches also offer a great team dynamic and expert advice, all while helping you add meaning to your miles.

For information about coaching opportunities, please reach out to goldinuathletics@gmail.com.

Coaching Staff

Jordy Paulemon

Nancy Dun Gallin

Andrew Abt

Michael Pabon

Ali Johnson

Diandra Robinson

Ben Wunder

O’brian Josalen

 

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