How can yoga help your golf?

“I had 7 lessons in Dru Yoga, with Mona, to try and improve my golf.

The first thing she wanted me to learn was how to breathe. Breathe, I thought, every one knows how to breathe. What Mona wanted me to do was to learn how to control my breathing and to use it to help me get more out of my golf shots, whether it was driving, chipping or putting. Breathing, along with learning exercises to make my body suppler, certainly helped my golf.  My handicap has reduced by three shots since I did  sport specific Yoga with Mona. Another benefit of my classes with Mona was the improvement of my bad back, which I have suffered from, for a long time. The strengthening of my core muscles improved the ache in my back a great deal. I was very sceptical about going to Yoga, but I found great benefits in doing the exercises and would recommend everyone to give it a try.”

FD Sales rep and Golfer

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. 

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

Yoga for golfers

Golf is unique in the world of sport. The physical preparation necessary involves the whole body from the tip of the toes to the top of the head, Every part of the body is involved.

A good golfer needs strength and flexibility, good balance, good posture, good core stability and good functional mobility. To be a top golfer you also need to be able to relax and have a very focussed mind set. For every shot to count you need to have the ability to bring yourself calmly into the present moment.

How yoga can help

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 your needs and your body 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 play.

Strong Core Stability

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

Good spinal rotation

You will learn movements which will safely increase your ability to rotate the lower and upper spine with strength and confidence

Strength and flexibility in arms and legs

We have many postures which will enhance strength in the muscles and also allowing the muscles to lengthen to help prevent injury

The mental demands for the golf player

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 your game. Introducing you to visualisations will increase your confidence and self belief

Emotional demands for the golf player

Stay relaxed.

We consider breathing properly to be of the utmost importance. For golfers learning specific breathing techniques will make a huge difference to your game. In a short space of time you will learn that controlling the breath can help to increase and strengthen your respiritory power.  By increasing your lung capacity you automatically boost your energy levels and  increase your stamina. With specific breathing techniques you will be able to control pre – match nerves and enhance your performance. It is the very best technique for helping you to relax.

Group Classes

We see learning Sport Specific Yoga as yoga training. 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
  • Relaxation
  • Remote coaching schedule
  • Individual 1 – 2 – 1 Sessions

Sport specific yoga training on a 1-2-1 basis

The benefits of theses sessions is that we can work with you on a more specific structured way tailoring the session to you specifically rather being more general as in a group session. You obviously will have individual attention and a programme designed for your needs.

Remedial Yoga and/or Reflexology

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

Come and see me now.                                                                                                                                                         Be like FD and reduce your handicap in just 7 lessons. Maybe you can do it in less.                                                              I look forward to meeting you. Contact me  and enjoy a special 1/2 price introductory session.