Posts Tagged ‘power yoga for sports’

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Half Seated Straddle Forward Bend

Half Seated Straddle Foward Fold

Yin Pose of the Week Half Seated Straddle Forward Bend This pose can be frustrating at first but when you take a patient approach the body will ease open in as little at 2 minutes.  Use a lot of support and blocks to get relatively comfortable. You should feel a decent stretch and be able…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Pulling the Cat’s Tail

Yin Pose of the Week - Pulling the Cat's Tail

Yin Pose of the Week Pulling the Cat’s Tail This pose can open your body in many directions at once. In addition to a mild spinal twist you will feel hips, IT bands, chest and shoulders. You may need straps at first to reach your feet. If you have knee issues proceed cautiously when stretching…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Seated Forward Bend

Yin Pose of the Week - Seated Forward Fold

Yin Pose of the Week Seated Forward Bend This pose can be frustrating and slow to improve, I want you to approach it as a meditative, internally focused opportunity to LET GO! People suffer for years in this pose, instead approach it with surrender and breath. Use supports and props to make it as comfortable…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Child’s Pose

Yin Pose of the Week - Child's Pose

Yin Pose of the Week Child’s Pose This pose and its importance should not be underestimated, as a transitional realignment option, and a long restorative pose. Play around with arm positions and be sure to rest your head either on the ground or extra props. It is outstanding for back health, deep rest, and mindful…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week – Wheel of Life

Yin Pose of the Week - Wheel of Life

Yin Pose of the Week Wheel of Life This pose is affectionately called the wheel of death by my Pro athletes due to the intensity of the stretch. It is multi-faceted in that is wrings out and realigns the spine, detoxes the body, increases flexibility of back, hips, and neck, and brings you face to…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose of the Week…Lizard

Yin Pose of the Week - Lizard

Yin Pose of the Week Lizard This pose is excellent for metal toughness and deep hip, groin, and hip flexors. It requires you to use blocks and props to get comfy and be able to hold for 3-5 minutes. Do the best you can and you will see great improvements rather quickly.  Sink in and…

Read More

PYFS Yin Pose for the Week…Frog

Yin Pose of the Week - Frog

Yin Pose of the Week Frog This pose is the king pin of groin release and to lessen the chance of injury to the knees. It will challenge your mental toughness when you hold it for 5-10 minutes!!!! Sink in and breathe. #PYFS=Saving athletes Pain of injury Loss of playing time Anguish of loss of…

Read More

Yin Pose of the Week…Lying Spinal Twist

Yin Pose of the Week - Spinal Twist

Yin Pose of the Week Lying Spinal Twist What a relief on the back this is, it also opens the anterior deltoid and chest, aligning the spine. I prefer to do this 5 minutes on each side for real depth of release. This pose can be considered a detox so drink lots of water after.…

Read More