When it comes to sports, many of us have the same mentality: We are invincible! But eventually all athletes learn that tight muscles and injuries are a common part of an active lifestyle. I have a tendency to overdo it when training for beach volleyball, so I turn to a therapeutic yoga practice to help keep my body healthy and injury-free.
Yoga builds muscle, improves flexibility, and prevents injury, which is why so many professional athletes do it. Plus, it helps calm the mind in the midst of a hectic life. Shortly after starting your practice, some of the benefits you might notice include:
Increased flexibility and range of motion
Improved balance and strength
Relief of stress and anxiety
This yoga sequence is specifically designed to target common areas of muscle tightness in athletes. Whether you’re a beginning runner, strength-training buff, or tennis fanatic, these poses can help raise your game faster.