In this class for athletes, teachers, and everyone, filmed on Day 4 of Sage's Teaching Yoga to Athletes intensive, we investigate yoga to do before, during, and after a workout. Learn dynamic warmup routines; practice focus techniques that work in a training session or competition; hold static stretches appropriate for right after a workout; and explore a series of reclining twists for deep release and relaxation around the hips, spine, and shoulders. Along the way, Sage explains exactly why and how these poses benefit athletes. Have a block, bolster, and blanket available. (69 mins.)
Accomplished age group triathlete, gifted runner and experienced yogi, Sage Rountree has been on a mission to introduce yoga to athletes of all ages, levels and abilities. Teaching yoga to athletes is a passion for Sage, and she has used her extensive knowledge and experience to help all types of athletes recreational sports enthusiasts, Ironman triathletes, Olympians and NBA, NFL and NCAA players reach peak performance. She brings everything she has to give, empowering her athletes with concrete yoga tools to increase body awareness, strengthen mental fortitude and train with greater ...
Yoga for Athletes
No matter the sport, athletes face distinct challenges in their quest for peak performance without injuries. Pro athletes and sports enthusiasts are discovering the many benefits to be enjoyed by adding yoga into their training schedule. Yoga teaches athletes techniques to efficiently merge mind, body, and sport, giving them the tools to propel their game to the next level. Whatever your specific training need, YogaVibes has you covered! We're thrilled to offer online yoga classes from several athletes-turned yogis who each have their own focus and style: Gwen Lawrence, whose clients range from celebrities to professional sports teams to amateur athletes, teaches Power Yoga classes focused on improving balance, strength, and flexibility. Sage Rountree, a professional endurance sport coach and yoga teacher to several collegiate teams, structures her classes to complement seasonal training schedules, with special focus on releasing chronically tight muscles while strengthening their weaker counterparts. Pete Guinosso, a former runner, cyclist and competitive athlete who found his biggest challenge on his yoga mat injects humor into his powerful, challenging, alignment-focused classes. Rolf Gates, the author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, is an athlete himself and his classes will help you feel focused and happy to be in this moment as you move away from thinking and into feeling your body and breath. Danielle Diamond, the founder of Xen Strength Yoga, has created a modern twist on yoga and combines a vinyasa flow with light hand weights. Ted McDonald, a former Elite Adventure Racer and Lacrosse player at UCLA, continues to compete in marathons and triathlons and organizes Adventure Yoga Retreats. Each utilize breath work, visualization and mental focus techniques to help athletes push past barriers and achieve their goals. Discover the secret to unlocking your hidden potential - yoga for athletes classes online on YogaVibes!