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Different from speed and agility positions, linemen are known for strength and stability. In this online yoga class, Gwen will show you how to open the hips and find comfort in a deep squat, as well as address the shoulder joint so you can absorb great force when blocking. In addition, Gwen will teach you easy ways to protect the wrist joint, making it stronger and more flexible and giving it greater power to push and also protect itself in the event of a fall on the field. All the same techniques Gwen uses when teaching the New York Giants! (22 mins.)
Gwen Lawrence, creator of Power Yoga for Sports, is an innovator in sports medicine. Her breadth of experience in dance, massage and yoga training, coupled with her extensive knowledge of anatomy and nutrition, has immensely benefited her clients - some of which include the New York Giants, New York Knicks, New York Red Bulls, and the New York Rangers! On YogaVibes, Gwen offers sports-specific online yoga instruction (golf, running, baseball, swimming, etc.), as well as general instruction aimed at releasing tension, getting rid of pain, and building strength and stability. Gwen has shared her yoga for athletes teachings as a contributing writer for Women's Health, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, Yoga Journal, Cosmo, Details, Shape.com and ESPN.com. She has also been featured on NBC's TODAY Show, Good Day NY, Dr. Oz, and ESPN Magazine. For more on Gwen: www.gwenlawrence.com.