Teaching Power Yoga for Sports
BookShow your athletes how yoga can propel their performance to the next level. Teaching Power Yoga for Sports prepares you to develop and teach yoga programs that are directly relatable to specific sports and player positions, resulting in more resilient athletes who consistently compete at the top of their game.
Author Gwen Lawrence shares her approach, developed through years of work with sports’ top professional teams; NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, and MLB coaches; and elite athletes. She takes into account the athlete’s training cycle, the position they play, and common movements and injuries in the sport. In this book, she offers detailed, easy-to-implement instruction on the following:
- Safe and effective poses that complement common movements in sport
- Numerous yoga routines, organized by sport and season
- Ways to spot and fix posture and alignment imbalances before injury occurs
- Five restorative sequences to facilitate recovery and long-term stability
- Six facets of Power Yoga for Sports: balance, strength, flexibility, focus, breathing, and mental toughness
- Mindfulness tools for developing focus, clarity, and determination
Gain valuable teaching and coaching skills you can immediately put into practice with your athletes. Learn to train the whole body and mind with powerful yoga poses, breathing techniques, and mental focus activities. With Teaching Power Yoga for Sports you will develop balance, strength, flexibility, and performance in your athletes and help them thrive in a long and successful sporting career.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Teaching Power Yoga for Sports CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Teaching Power Yoga for Sports With CE Exam package, which includes both the book and the exam.
Table of ContentsPose Finder
Chapter 1. Why Athletes Need Power Yoga
Chapter 2. Anatomy, Alignment, and Assessment
Chapter 3. Mindfulness Tools
Chapter 4. Maximize Your Yoga Practice
Chapter 5. Standing Poses
Chapter 6. Seated Poses
Chapter 7. Floor Poses and Inversions
Chapter 8. Sport-Specific Sequences
Chapter 8. Ready-to-Use Yoga Sequences
Chapter 9. Restorative Sequences
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