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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.
Build muscle, improve flexibility, and relieve stress with this routine
Top 5 Yoga Poses for Athletes