The Athlete's Guide to Yoga

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  • Edition: DVD
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  • Copyright: 2007-12-28
  • Publisher: Velopress
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Yoga makes good athletes better. With its emphasis on flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, this time- honoured discipline leads to better form, efficiency, and power. As increasing numbers of athletes are discovering, it improves mental focus and endurance, assets that become especially important at the end of a training session or race. This book explains how athletes can see progress from just ten minutes of yoga each day. It features more than 230 colour photographs illustrating over 100 poses that target common areas of inflexibility and overuse; breath and meditation exercises; different types of yoga for each phase of training; a DVD with warm- up and cool-down routines; and recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year. Author Sage Rountree's applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making this a practical and worthwhile guide for all athletes.

Author Biography

Sage Rountree is a Registered Yoga Teacher and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and USA Cycling

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Yoga and the Athletep. 1
Using Yoga for Trainingp. 3
Yoga History and Philosophyp. 11
Yoga at Home and in the Studiop. 19
Poses for Athletesp. 27
Principles to Rememberp. 29
Opening and Warm-Upsp. 33
Balance Posesp. 45
Standing Posesp. 57
Sun Salutations and Flowp. 75
Shoulder Stretchesp. 91
Backbends and Chest Openersp. 99
Poses for the Corep. 109
Poses for the Front of the Bodyp. 119
Lower Leg Stretchesp. 127
Forward Folds and Floor Workp. 133
Twists and Inversionsp. 163
Relaxation and Closingp. 177
Beyond the Matp. 181
Breath Exercisesp. 183
Mental Training, Meditation, and Mantrap. 199
Yoga and Your Training Planp. 209
Yoga in the Training Cyclep. 211
Routines for Athletesp. 223
Bibliographyp. 237
Indexp. 243
About the Author / About the Modelsp. 257
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