The athlete has evolved over the years. Once simply focused on training for the routines and drills of an individual sport, the athlete now trains in various other exercises. Training for competitive sports has expanded to strength training, conditioning, focusing on speed and agility. It is this goal of increased mobility and a shorter recovery time that has lead to the connection between Yoga and competitive sports.
Yoga started as a form of mediation and relaxation. Breathing exercises and stretches to promote overall health and spiritual well-being. Yoga has also been used as a tool to increase flexibility and mobility. Individuals that are overweight or have joint pain have used Yoga classes to increase the ease of their movements and to perform less strenuous exercise...Read More