Thursday, December 3, 2015

Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul

If you are moving around on a daily basis through training, sitting at a desk or have loads of stress that you need to get rid of, channeling that energy to doing yoga can be the best scenario to calm your mind and body.Incorporating yoga in to your current programming is excellent for performance and mobility.Yoga utilizes postures or asanas designed to work through the entire body leading to meditation and relaxation. These asanas dive deep into the layers of the physical body, bringing mind and body into balance.
Through the physical form of yoga everyone can benefit from mobility, flexibility, balance, strength and agility. These physical aspects can that can aid in athletic performance, reduce the risk of injury, and aid in rehabilitation and strengthen your posture.
Properly strengthening and lengthening the musculature of the body improves alignment, posture, and expose overuse injuries such as iliotibial band syndrome, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, groin or hamstring sprains and more.
The mind/body aspect of a yoga creates a mental practice that integrates a connection to all dimensions. Using breath techniques, visualization, relaxation, mediation, and introspection. Diving into the connection between the mind and body allows one to be present, reflect, and adapt. This experience may come as complete shift in the way an athlete approaches his/or her sport and mental focus and psychological wellbeing.
There are many different styles of yoga practiced today including: Anusara, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power Yoga, Iyengar, Bikram, and many more.Vinyasa flow emphasizes flexibility, strength, and stamina while calming the body with breath through a flow of postures.While focusing on alignment this style of yoga is complementary to all adaptations whether it's in life or in your sport.

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