As a Yoga Teacher, Trainee Sport Psychologist, and English Champion of Olympic Weightlifting, I know how yoga can help athletes to maximise their physical and psychological potential and improve their performance.
I use yoga regularly as part of my own training and teach Performance Yoga to a variety of athletes from national swimmers, and championship league football teams, to competitive strong men and rugby players. Performance Yoga is geared toward the unique needs of athletes. It combines yoga, breath work, and flexibility and mobility training to maximise athletic performance.
By taking into consideration the repetitive stresses athletes place on their bodies as well as the psychological pressures of competitive sport, Performance Yoga focuses on taking movement and mobility, awareness and concentration, and anxiety reduction and stress-management skills to a new level. By working with physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches, and other members of the sport science team, Performance Yoga is fast becoming a training tool many professional sports teams are using to maximise performance.
All sessions are sport-specific and are customised to suit each individual athlete or team and their skill level. This can be run as a one-off introductory workshop or rehab session or, to get the most benefit, as regular classes one to three times a week.
If you are interested incorporating Performance Yoga into your training or would like a workshop for your athletes then please get in touch with Nicola on Nicola@MindMuscleYoga.com or visit www.MindMuscleYoga.com.