Sports Yoga lays down the routines to be followed by sports men and women in general, whose daily life require an excess of physical and mental strength.In addition to increasing strength, Sports Yoga has an in built stress relief factor. Sports men and others doing onerous jobs have had tremendous increase in working power without any stress. Sports Yoga meant for those who are engaged in competitive activities that required physical effort and skill. By practicing these types of yoga, a person can achieve high grade of flexibility and endurance and can perform in any competition with ease. It will develop the determination that help people to survive in difficult situation and cope with sprain, strain and minor injuries. There are instances where a spiritless, idle and feeble person has gained energy, courage and liveliness through regular practice of Sports Yoga.
Yoga does more than burn calories and tones muscles. It is a total mind body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. Power yoga can be first in intense that builds muscles.
Arms: With yoga you do not build arms strength with free weight or machines. But with the weight of your own body. Some poses like the plank, spread your weight equally between your arms and legs, others like crane and crow poses challenge your arms even more by making them support your full body weight.
Legs: Yoga poses work all sides of the legs including your quadriceps, hips and thighs.
Glutes: Yoga squats, bridges and warrior poses involve deep knee bends which give you a more sculpted rear.
Back: Moves like downward facing dog, child pose, cat/cow pose give your back muscle a good stretch. Researches find that yoga is good for reliving a sore back.
Flexibility: Yoga poses stretch your muscles and increase your range of motion with regular practice they will improve your flexibility.
Power yoga, which is akin to aerobics, will make you sweat and give you stronger muscles.
Strength: It takes a lot of strength to hold your body in a balanced pose. Regular practice will strengthen your arms, back, legs and core.
Yoga is not a sport but it can immensely enrich the sporting capacity of a sport competitor. Yoga will give you a full body – workout without damaging your joints. You can practice yoga at home and at your own time though some form of regularity is good, so there is not much expense involve. You can do yoga indoor or outdoor. You do not need equipment as you rely on your body weight for resistance. All types of yoga take your work out to a higher level of mind body connection. It can help you relax and focus while gaining flexibility and strength. Yoga can also boost your mood. It is the best exercise if you want a holistic approach to mind body strength.
Today’s world is stress full. The work culture deprives us of much needed sleep and rest. An ambitious sports man has every possibility of turning to fast food, tea, coffee, smoking and drinking alcohol, turning a blind eye towards a wonderful and rewarding alternative of self healing yoga meditation, the path of energy and vitality, of inner balance and harmony. We humans have amazing healing powers which are reinforced through regular practice of yoga/ meditation and is of tremendously beneficial for sports persons. When the life force energy circulates freely it heals, strengthen and nourishes you cells, your immune system becomes strong warding off diseases.