Yoga for Sports

Baseball season is here!! Amazing how this winter flew by.

Once again I would like to congratulate all of the athletes for a great basketball season. Boys and Girls, near and far. Continue to stay focused, motivated, healthy and strong. Whether you started, played five minutes, five seconds or sat the bench.

As Kobe Bryant said "I'll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it's sitting on a bench waiving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game winning shot".

I would like to start this blog by saying yoga is not for females only!! Get it out of your head!! Let that ego GO!!!

The perception of yoga has changed over the past few years and is now practiced by men and women all over the world. Including professional athletes. Some teams are making yoga mandatory to practice yoga. Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, Victor Cruz, Evan Longoria are just to name a few.

Yoga is AMAZING!! For all genders, all ages. Mind, Body and Soul.

Let's start with strength! Lifting free weights? Awesome. Good for you. It is so important. But...no amount of weight lifting will give you the strength by holding up your own body weight. Fact.

Flexible? Yoga increases flexibility and ease of movement, so therefore increasing range of motion. Being flexible will help prevent injury. I know I do not want my son or anyone getting injured.

Balance! My favorite. Balance improves overall balance with EVERYTHING that you do. Including preventing falls and can bend more easily.

Endurance! Tune in to your body and mind, pace yourself; slow and steady. In it to win it...For the long haul.

Core Strength... Everything in yoga is related to core.

Stability. Yoga helps to strengthen all of the little stabilizing muscles that people miss in other workouts and is so important in protecting your joints and spine.

Letting It Go!!!! Walked, struck out, missed a fly ball? We will work on breath work to let it all go.

Join me at Simonetti Sports in Wall on Tuesday 3/13 at 6:00 pm. $5.00 per child/teen because I know sports are expensive enough these days.

Yoga for Girls Softball will be held the following Tuesday.

Getting your child on the mat is one of the best things you can do for them. Physically, mentally and spiritually. Let's protect them from injury, continue to make them healthy, happy, strong and improve their game on the mat and off.