WHY ALL ATHLETES SHOULD DO YOGA
BENEFITS OF YOGA
The yoga training (or asanas, the Sanskrit word for postures) you will do in a yoga class will assist your body to become and remain flexible. I am sure you have seen images of yogis twisting their bodies exotic and interesting postures - this may be the consequence for some, but for most individuals, the starting point is to free their tense and inflexible joints that have resulted from spending too much time sitting at a desk or at the back of the wheel of a car. Attaining this flexibility will reduce your risk of the wound, lead to a more smooth way of moving and improved posture.
DETOXIFICATION OF THE BODY
While performing yoga, it is noticed that the internal organs are being massaged, assisting to clean out gathered toxins and also giving them soothing exercises. This assists in keeping out diseases. Drinking of water after your yoga session helps to flush the toxins out.
REDUCTION IN FLAB AND INCREASE BONE IN STRENGTH
Muscles that have turned into weak and flabby one become toned through practicing yoga, which brings about increased strength. This also helps to lose surplus flab from your body. While you will be refreshed to practice yoga at your level, as you increase in on your flexibility, you will perform more weight bearing exercise. This is important in keeping your bones strong to protect against osteoporosis.
INCREASE YOUR LUNG CAPACITY
As you learn to breathe deeply in your yoga class, your lung capacity will increase. Most people do not realize that they have forgotten how to breathe completely and fully, and find great benefit in the simple practice of breathing fully. Complete breathing is also wonderfully relaxing.
INCREASES INTERNAL LUBRICATION
Yoga helps lubricate joints, ligaments, and tendons. Holding all of those positions requires certain muscles to work together. This helps cleanse your body and allow you to function better in physical activities.
SUP yoga is an asana act carried out on the paddle board out on an open water, and by performing Yoga on a SUP, it can strengthen you and push you to turn out to be a better practitioner of yoga (yogi) than you thought possible - all while inhaling fresh air, taking in the sunshine and enjoying the natural splendidness of moving on water.
DOWNWARD FACING DOG
Author: Stacy Claire