Yoga for Athletes | Class Takeaway


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Yoga Local Programme: YOGA FOR ATHLETES

Class: Focus on Run 30/4/18

Class covered:

  • How to use yoga to get more from your running workouts.
  • Tips on when to incorporate yoga
  • How to mix up intensity
  • How to bring balance back into your training
  • Hip mobilising and spine decompression techniques
  • Sun Salutation variations.
  • Quad, glute and lateral strength builders
  • Power sequence for rest days
  • Using static hamstring, glute and quad stretches for post hill and speed work
  • Meditation as a physical and mental break from training

Yoga Class Decoder:

  • Why yoga?Use yoga as a prehab avoid rehab. Achieve a normal level of mobility (super flexibility not as important as good range of motion). Improve strength, stability, coordination and proprioception. Prevent injury. Build awareness – respond to your needs, make choices that move training in an evolutionary direction.
  • What yoga?If you are training intensely or have injuries – gentle yoga, deep stretching that will restore muscles to resting length. If you want to build strength – focus on poses that use body weight and balance to build strength. Increase the challenge progressively. If you want to improve cardio, make your practice dynamic and fast flowing.
  • When yoga?Dynamically if muscles aren’t warm. Post run, static deep stretching to restore muscles to resting length. Meditate – to relax and optimise your recovery and be run-ready for the next training day.

Class Asana in Brief:

 Knee to chest,

Hip opener

Knee down twist

Sun Salutation Variations

Twisting lunge

Runners lunge

Crescent Lunge

Three-legged dog

Tree Pose

Scissor Fold

IT Band Lunge

Lateral Lunge

Lunging dips

Leaning Lunge

Leaning Warrior

Warrior 3

Triangle Variation

Savasana (Final rest/Mediation