The Yoga Addiction

16: Yoga for Athletes - How to Design a Practice for Resilience, Recovery, and Power

The Yoga Addiction
16: Yoga for Athletes - How to Design a Practice for Resilience, Recovery, and Power
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The worlds of athletics and yoga are slowly but surely finding a common place to collide and more athletes are turning to various practices of yoga to increase mobility, focus, power, resilience, etc. In this episode we talk about what pieces of the very big and diverse yoga world fit best with athletes; from weekend warriors to professionals. 

 

// IN THIS EPISODE //

 

  • Why should yoga be incorporated into an athlete's training program? (9:05)
  • Mindfulness and how it's applicable in sports and life (13:50) 
  • Nat puts together a few focal points for teaching weekend warriors (23:21)
  • Working with an athlete's schedule, whether it's work or training (29:53)
  • Athletes and hormones; yoga can help cortisol decrease after a burst of exercise and raise testosterone...this is a good thing! (36:13)

 

// RESOURCES AND LINKS //

 

Episode 5: What is SAID and How Can We Use it in Asana

Episode 9: Yoga and Hormones - How To Use Yoga To Support Cortisol Regulation

Episode 15: What is Fascia and How Do We Care For it in Yoga?

YouTube Video: Three Stretches Every Athlete Should Do - Regardless of Your Sport!

Rad Roller - The myofascial release tools we use every day

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