Sports Yoga Classes are held every Monday at 8pm in the All Round Yoga Studio in Charleville.
Yoga is a discipline much similar to sports. It requires dedication, practice, consistency, and determination. It deepens over time with consistent practice of asana’s developing strength, power, and flexibility into the body. It brings with it huge body awareness which helps to maintain a healthy body and helps to prevent injury.
Benefits of Sports Yoga are as follows:
- Reduces the risk of injury
- Creates greater flexibility especially in the calves and hamstrings
- Builds core strength and stability
- Develops breath control and awareness
- Develops and improves focus and concentration
- Strengthens muscles
- Increases stamina
- Increases joint stability
Breathing exercises develop lung capacity which improves overall performance in any field. Meditation and mindfulness develop deep focus and awareness.
Sports people can sometimes overwork specific muscle groups during training and create imbalance in the physical body if opposing muscle groups are not also worked to the same degree. Muscle tension or overuse during training coupled with inadequate stretching before/after a workout can also be to blame. This can lead to a weakness in your body, a reoccurring injury which can hamper your ability and performance record.
By stretching out your muscles daily you will see an enormous improvement in your flexibility in a matter of just a couple of weeks. Awareness and connection to your own body will help to prevent future injury by alerting you when something feels wrong.
Breathwork helps to bring calmness and clarity to the mind which in turn brings greater awareness, focus, and concentration. These are tools you learn to draw on and apply whilst competing giving you a greater edge in your sports performance.