How yoga can help…

In today’s very competitive world, athletes need something else to give them the eXtra edge to achieve their goals. – To be the best and to win. We believe that Sport Specific Yoga is that X factor.

The techniques offered combine strengthening the body, increasing fitness, improving stamina and focusing the mind.

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Yoga for Athletes

All athletes are unique in their own way whether they are part of a team or compete individually. Their specific needs may vary to a certain degree depending on the discipline, but their basic requirements will the same.These include speed, strength, stamina, accuracy, balance and flexibility, All athletes also need to have a very focussed mind set. To win you need to have the ability to bring yourself calmly into the present moment.

Physical preparation

After an individual biomechanical assessment we will look at where we can improve your strength, flexibility and range of movement. We will design a programme tailored to the needs of your body and mind at this moment in time. This programme will be revised if necessary at each meeting. Sport specific yoga will not only enhance your performance and increase your confidence, it will decrease the chances of injury thereby meaning you will always be in good shape to train or compete.

The physical demands for the athlete

Strong Core Stability

We will introduce you to exercises specifically designed to strengthen core stability muscles

Good Posture

You will learn how to bring yourself effortlessly into perfect alignment which means that all movements will be more efficient.

Strength and flexibility. The limbs need to have the perfect balance between strength and flexibility. Short tight muscles are prone to injury and muscles which are long and weak have no strength and equally prone to injury. We have many postures which will enhance strength in the muscles and also allowing the muscles to stretch to help prevent injury

The mental demands for the athlete

Visualisations

Stay Focussed—be in the moment. You will be given specific techniques to enable you to be in the zone. Learning how to control the thoughts which do not serve you. Introducing you to visualisations will increase your confidence and self belief. We can help you become the best possible  you.

Emotional demands for the athlete

Breath awareness

We consider breathing properly to be of the utmost importance. Changing how you breathe is the quickest way to change your thought patterns. For athletes learning specific breathing techniques will make a huge difference to their performance. For example runners frequently have to stop running due to tired lungs. In a short space of time you will learn how  to increase lung capacity and strengthen your respiratory power, (V02), boost your energy levels and increase your stamina. You will be able to move  more efficiently and conserve energy. You will have the ability to control pre – competition nerves and  so enhance your performance. It is also the BEST way of helping you to relax.

Group Classes

We see learning Sport Specific Yoga as yoga training and can be done alongside your regular training sessions. We offer group training sessions which will introduce you to the concepts of yoga and the foundation exercises. These will include :

  • Stretching the body to release the tension and increase flexibility.
  • Movements for strengthening certain areas to increase stability.
  • Balancing postures to enhance stability, improve control and help injury prevention.
  • Breathing techniques to increase and strengthen your respiratory power.
  • Relaxation help you to let go of tension.
  • Remote coaching schedule.

Individual 1 – 2 – 1 Sessions

We offer sport specific yoga training on a private 1 – 2 – 1 basis.

The benefit of these sessions is that we can work with you on a more specific, structured way tailoring the session to you individually rather being more general as in a group session. You will have undivided attention and have a programme designed for your needs.

Remedial Yoga / Reflexology/ EFT

Many people suffer from various conditions which can interfere with their game. These range from backache to tight ham strings, asthma to neck tension. nerves and fear. We at Yoga for Sport can offer Specific Remedial Yoga, Reflexology, Massage and EFT which may help to alleviate the problems and render you more relaxed, happier, pain-free, fitter and confident for your competition.

Come and try :  Special 1/2 price  introductory session

Contact me  now and you will be on the way to improving your performance.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you be the best  you can be.