Improve physical performance + mental endurance
Yoga's emphasis on form, focus and breath can make good athletes better. No matter your sport or ability level, practicing yoga regularly as a complement to your sports training will help you:
- Achieve a dynamic body built around flexibility, balance, core stabilization, efficient structural alignment, and whole-body strength
- Discover better body and breath awareness and the mental wellness, focus, and endurance that are critical to athletic success
- Stretch overused muscles and strengthen underused muscles
- Recover faster after workouts, open up the tight areas that hinder performance, and improve range of motion
Ultimately, by bringing better balance and alignment into the body, you can raise your game.
Yoga for Athletes, Training Groups & Teams
Habitat Yoga's well-trained teachers will customize our yoga and mindfulness practices to your unique sport's physical and mental needs. Each class will incorporate the following key elements that address the whole athlete, maximizing physical performance, stamina, efficiency and power, while developing the mental focus and endurance necessary to succeed.
1. BREATH & MENTAL FOCUS
Yoga's attention to breath awareness, concentration and mind-body integration can improve mental focus and endurance in both training and competition. Use the power of breathing techniques to enhance physical and mental endurance, increase lung capacity, properly manage your energy, make muscle functioning more efficient, reduce performance anxiety and improve concentration, giving you the mindset you need to succeed in a competition or game. Ultimately, yoga is about learning to pay attention, and the mental benefits of staying present, managing stress and overcoming mental obstacles are invaluable for athletes and sports teams.
2. YOGA POSTURES
Yoga classes include dynamic poses that warm up your muscles and loosen your joints, passive holds that relax the body as you stretch your muscles and deeper, and restorative poses that help you recover and prepare for your training.
These postures improve:
- Range of Motion & Flexibility, especially in overused muscles like the hips, quads, hamstrings and shoulders
- Whole Body Strength & Core Stability, focusing on sport-specific needs that strengthen underused muscles and bring your body into balance
- Balance, Stability & Body Awareness for better control and quicker reactions
3. FORM & ALIGNMENT
Help prevent overuse injuries and facilitate quicker rehabilitation by stretching, realigning and encouraging blood flow for an active recovery.