You’ve probably known an athlete who has taken to yoga to improve their balance, flexibility, mobility, strength, or breathing – or at least heard of one who has. There are many reasons for an athlete to practice yoga. There are a wide variety of benefits that can’t be achieved by any other form of exercise – at least, not all at once. Yoga also perfectly compliments a variety of sports and intense exercise regimes, including basketball, hockey, boxing, and weight lifting. Let’s take a look at why yoga can improve your athletic game and why you should sign up for a class immediately. After all, if Shaquille O’Neil has used yoga to improve his game, we think you can give it a shot, too.
So, you saw a listing for a hot yoga class and decided it would be a good idea. After all, you’ve done yoga before and generally pick up on challenging workouts without missing a beat. But there were a few things you weren’t expecting when you stepped into your first class – and you find yourself wishing that you had done your research before signing up.
Don’t get us wrong, hot yoga is a fantastic workout and many prefer it to a regular yoga class. But there are a few things you should know before going into a hot yoga class so you can prepare yourself ahead of time – and we’ve managed to come up with eight. Read on for our guide on how to prepare for hot yoga and eight things to remember the first time.
Do you suffer from sore legs and feet at the end of each day or perhaps all the time? There are a number of reasons why we may get sore in our lower extremities – overuse, injury, poor circulation, and more. So, what do we do when we’re feeling tender in our legs and feet? Do we simply take a pain killer, sit on the couch, and hope for some sweet release? We’re here to tell you that there are yoga poses that can help and also strengthen your tired legs and feet so the pain is less likely to reoccur. Yoga can also ease some of the anxiety that you may feel as a result of your pain, possibly exacerbating it. We’re going to take you through yoga for sore legs so next time you’re feeling it, you can break into an asana instead.
Tight hamstrings seem to come with being a runner and it can be quite a nuisance when your legs just aren’t cooperating when you want to get in your morning jog. Don’t they know you’re trying to train for a marathon?
Unfortunately, when you experience tightness in your hamstrings, it often precedes a formal injury. This means that if you don’t take care of the cause of this soreness, you’re quickly going to get injured. We’re going to take you through a series of 16 yoga poses to loosen up your tight hamstrings so you can get back to your regular running routine in no time, without risk of injury.