Yoga for Golfers | 20 Min Yoga flow to drive longer
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Welcome to Yoga for Golfers a 20 Min Yoga flow to help you drive longer.
Today's primary session focus is to help you drive longer.
We will focus on strengthening the legs, core, and supporting muscles for the back. Because as Golfers we swing on only one side of the body we tend to have back injuries.
A good example of this is scoliosis where the muscle imbalance created by using one side of the body can lead to time out of the game.
By continually working on our core - this supports our back muscles, our legs to support and create momentum, within the downswing and overall mobility we will continue to enjoy and play golf for as long as we choose to.
This yoga flow gives you some postures that make the best use of your available time and hit all the main points where Golfers frequently have overuse injuries like the Back, Hands, Feet, Core, and legs.
This class is great for all levels. Please go at your own pace, rest when required, and be patient.
Class Description and Structure We start the class with a Sankalpa which is a dedication to someone you know that needs a little extra support and love and we send that to them.
From here we move onto our body awakening series to increase mobility and release any tension before starting the practice. We will mobilize the wrist and hands and incorporate a very powerful sequence that alone will allow you to drive longer.
My background in Tai Chi and Qi Gong provides a unique perspective that can be applied to Golfers and will create immense benefits. This alone is worth watching the video.
Next, we move onto our flow sequence which includes cat/cow posture for spinal mobility and strengthening the core.
After this, we move into Down dog, Uttanasana ( forward fold ), Tadasana ( Mountain Pose ), and Utkatasana ( Chair or fierce pose ) which strengthens the legs, core, and supporting muscles in the back whilst also increasing mobility.
We will complete the flow sequence several times before resting in balasana ( Childs pose )
From here we will move into Bhardvajasana which is the seated twist to strengthen the core, lengthen the spine and increase the spiral motion we utilize when transitioning out of the downswing into the upswing.
We then move onto Viparita Karani ( legs up the wall pose ) to release tension in the legs and this pose is especially good when finishing a round of golf and want your legs to feel energized again. Great for recovery at any time.
We finish the class with a lying twist before moving into Savasana ( corpse pose ) to release all tension and give the body a moment to recharge before continuing on with your day.
I recommend setting yourself a challenge of completing this flow before you go out for a round of golf. Regular practice will reduce the likelihood of injuries and allow you to drive longer and ready to play another 18.
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If you liked this video then also check out my other videos in the yoga for golfers playlist including yoga for a strong core, yoga for bedtime, yoga to start your day, and my meditation and Tai Chi instructional guides. Namaste, Todd Disclaimer Please consult your physician before taking on any new fitness regime. In participating in this exercise program, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk. You should understand that when participating in any exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. Please be mindful and listen to your body - always enter and exit poses with control. In voluntarily participating in these exercises, you assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Heevanlee Tai Chi and Yoga from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Heevanlee Tai Chi and Yoga's negligence.