Thumbs up on choosing to begin or deepen your yoga practice as an athlete! Yoga will enhance your performance as an athlete and will make you a better, happier person! Your teammates, coaches, friends and family will thank you! By practicing yoga, you will develop whole body strength, increase flexibility, balance, mental focus, and awareness of your breath. You will become more intimate with your own body, recognizing your limits, and at times passing them. This is key!
The next few blog posts in my Yoga for Athletes section will focus on some key guidelines when it comes to practicing. Hope you find this information useful. I will discuss appropriate levels of practice during your training cycles/seasons, recommended equipment, basic alignment principles, and breathing.