yoga has been making the headlines as many professional athletes and olympians (and their trainers) have been talking about the benefits of adding the yoga to their training regimens.
It all boils down to cross-training. Ironically, practicing the same sport repeatedly can have a negative effect on the body. Muscle groups can easily become overused, resulting in imbalance and stiffness in other areas of the body. By adding yoga to a training regimen, one is able to stretch, lengthen and strengthen muscles that otherwise go ignored.
Consider adding these poses and postures to your cross-training plan:
- Supine Twist
- Half Pigeon
- Runners Lunge with Quad Stretch
- Dancer's Pose
- Crescent Moon with Side Stretch
- Warrior I
- Pyramid Pose
- Downward Facing Dog
- Extended Side Angle
- Triangle Pose
- Camel Pose