ADD YOGA TO YOUR
ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM
For athletes looking to optimize athletic performance and recovery.
Yoga is a highly structured activity that mimics critical aspects of athletic performance including balance, flexibly, muscular strength, muscle endurance, and coordination. Yoga is not meant to replace your conventional training, but to enhance it. Not only can it help build strength, stability, and mental toughness, it can also be a valuable tool for recovery and preventing injuries. So much of conventional training for sports disconnects our mind from our body. Athletes may ignore pain or push through injuries. This mind-body disconnection can lead to injury, long-term damage in the body, and/or chronic pain. The practice of yoga allows us to become more in tune with the body and the messages it is sending to your brain. With this mindful approach to the body, we can genuinely listen to the body's needs and respond accordingly with mindful intention.
In Jan. 31, 2020, the Mayo Clinic released an article that talks about the effects of yoga where the focus is on stretching. Stretching is key for preventing injuries, because it increases blood flow to your muscles and improves the range of motion of your joints.
In 2016, Science Direct issued a report with findings that yoga can help you sleep. All athletes know, sleep is essential to recovery and next-day performance.
Not only does yoga help with injury-prevention and recovery, but it can also help with focus, concentration, and mental clarity. Mental strength is a massive component of being an athlete, and mindfulness training (through yoga) enhances endurance performance and executive functions in athletes found in this 2020 research report found in the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
Zen Lab's Approach
The tools provided by practicing yoga have been proven to assist athletes in achieving optimal athletic performance no matter what sport they are training for. Some of the benefits are an increase in balance, stability, core strength, overall mental and physical strength, endurance, flexibility, injury prevention, and rest/recovery.
Yoga, like many other cross-training methods, generally should have an inverse relationship to your training. The beautiful thing about yoga is there is no one-size-fits-all. It is personal to your own needs. The core of my teaching is to assist in the exploration of your yoga practice, whether it be the beginning of your journey, or you are in the middle of it, in a welcoming and safe environment. I am committed to helping students develop their practice in a way that promotes your evolution and growth as an athlete.
BOOK ONLINE OR IN PERSON
Book online OR in person yoga sessions either for either the individual athlete or team
Up to 100 team members can participate in online group yoga session
Customized program built around yoga and meditation that suits your athletic training demands
Promote recovery, injury prevention, build mental strength and confidence
Bond as a team and build comradery, trust, and morale
CUSTOM TEAM PACKAGE
Mix and match any group online and/or in person yoga classes to meet your team training demands. Build a custom package of yoga classes to promote recovery, have time together to set mental intentions and goals as a team, as well as breathe deep to increase blood flow and circulation. I Online sessions are great for teams that have athletes that live far apart, and in person sessions are a great add on to post-practice cool downs.