Simple Flow Sequence for Spine, Hips and Legs

Yoga flow sequences come in many forms. Here I give you one that provides an easy way to flex and extend through the key areas of tightness for many athletes – the upper and lower back, hips and legs. What differentiates yoga from simply stretching is the union of breath, movement and awareness. This synergy … Continue reading Simple Flow Sequence for Spine, Hips and Legs

Downward Facing Dog Pose – a full body stretch for every athlete

This full body posterior stretch is an excellent fundamental pose for both lengthening and strengthening your body. It builds strong wrists, arms and shoulders, while releasing tension in your back, hips, hamstrings, calves and ankles. Both runners and cyclists can benefit from the all-over stretch. For swimmers, this pose can help build upper body strength … Continue reading Downward Facing Dog Pose – a full body stretch for every athlete

The Yoga Core

A key element in physical forms of yoga is mastering the flow of breath and energy around your body. This is developed with the use of internal locks (called ‘bhandas’) which are mechanisms that act like locks. The three main locks are located in the areas of the throat, diaphragm and pelvis. When the locks … Continue reading The Yoga Core

How Yoga Can Give You A Performance Edge

Why do I recommend adding yoga into your training regime? Yoga is an excellent practice for developing: overall flexibility and ease of movement,core stability,structural balance and alignment,improved blood flow and lymphatic drainage,supportive breathing patterns, andobjective self-awareness. Most people think yoga is just about being stretchy and it’s a well-known fact that static stretching improves flexibility. … Continue reading How Yoga Can Give You A Performance Edge