Yoga for Swimmers | 20 Min Yoga flow
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Welcome to Yoga for Swimmers a 20 Min Yoga flow to Improve mobility, core, and flexibility This means swimming longer or faster with less effort.
We are primarily focused on the freestyle stroke but all the movements will work effectively to assist in all strokes including backstroke, breath stroke, and butterfly.
I am primarily an open water swimmer but also love swimming in the pool. This yoga flow gives you some postures that make the best use of your available time and hit all the main points where Swimmers 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 mobilize the wrist and hands, open the shoulders and finish with some neck rotations. These movements help to open and align the body in readiness for the rest of the practice. Next, we move onto our flow sequence which includes cat/cow posture for spinal mobility and strengthening the core. After this, we move into Phalaksana ( Plank ) Down dog, Rolling wave, Single leg dancing dog, and Salambhasana ( Locust pose ) These poses and mobility movements will strengthen the legs, core, mobilize the shoulders and strengthen the supporting muscles of the spine.
This will allow you to be more relaxed in the water, maintaining an excellent body position to swim faster like a dolphin ;-)
Regular practice of this flow will reduce the likelihood of injuries and allow you to continually improve your swim times or just to be injury-free so you can enjoy swimming more.
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Do let me know in the comments section how you got on and if you would like to see specific videos in the future for any pain points you would like to see addressed. If you liked this video then also check out my other videos in the Yoga for Swimmers playlist including yoga for a strong core, yoga for bedtime, yoga for scoliosis, yoga to start your day, and my meditation and Tai Chi instructional guides.
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