Applying Yoga to The golf Industry
Yoga is a beautiful spiritual practice and regular application of yoga in your life may invoke a faith or understanding. However, the physical benefits of yoga can not be denied even if you do not wish to immerse yourself completely in the ancient teachings and understanding of the practice.
Yoga is for everyone! It’s worth embracing even if it’s only to improve your game.
The application of yoga, when introduced in to a sporting profession, will help
Target and strengthen muscle groups awareness and activity.
Teach muscle control
Increases suppleness through stretching muscles
Reduces risk of injury and assists with injury rehabilitation
Enhances coordination and agility
Contributes to improved cardiovascular fitness and stamina
Relieves performance anxiety and stress, and frees athletes from mental distractions
Improves focus and teaches to identify emotion responses
Develops determination and self-discipline
Teaches athletes to challenge themselves and go outside of their comfort zone helping improve confidence removes self-doubt and judgment
Breath work provides athletes with techniques they can use whilst competing to control arousal levels
Helps athletes to understand the importance of relaxing, resting, and recovering
Provides individuals with the tools to disconnect from the game whilst at rest
Can be associated with a physical relief, the ability to let go of past results
Mentally prepares the individual and helps deal with frustrations that may arise from an undesired result.
Can be applied to all areas of everyday living
Will help induce a deep restful sleep to aid with recovery.