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Join the Cornell women's lacrosse team in this mellow, low-to-the-ground practice for post-game recovery. We start with a supported backbend and breath meditation to encourage letting go of the past and focusing on the now, then move through gentle stretches for the spine and hips, including a series of twists to stretch the chest, back, and legs. All along the way, we use the breath to stay anchored in the present, and we work to be comfortable and supported as we rest. Two yoga blocks and a blanket would make good props. (66 mins.)
Sage Rountree is an endurance sports coach, a highly experienced teacher, and a continuing student of physiology. Sage's popular yoga classes and workshops for athletes draw students ranging from recreational athletes to Ironman triathletes, Olympians, NBA and NFL players, and NCAA players and coaches, including UNC men's basketball and football. Take her classes and learn new ways to sharpen, focus, and relax for peak performance.
An accomplished age-group triathlete and runner, Sage races distances from sprint triathlon to Ironman, 400 meters to 40 miles, including the Boston Marathon and the 2008 Short-Course Age-Group World Championship in Vancouver, Canada, where she represented the U.S. as a member of Team USA. Yoga has been a vital tool in her longevity as an athlete, and her classes give you concrete tips for keeping yourself balanced.
Author of several books on yoga and sports including, most recently, The Runner's Guide to Yoga, Sage is a regular contributor to Runner's World and Yoga Journal, and her work has been profiled in dozens of media outlets, from USA Today to the Chicago Tribune. She trains, coaches, and teaches in central North Carolina and around the country, and her intensive on teaching yoga to athletes is available at her website, www.sagerountree.com.