3 Yoga Asanas to Build Endurance & Stamina in Athletes

Jun 14, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

If there is one thing all athletes love, its endurance training. Well, when you’re not practising your sport, the best thing you can do to build your endurance, stamina and flexibility is yoga! Here are three asanas that will you to stretch out your muscles and release the tension stored in them. These asanas also help to tighten the muscles.

Navasana (Boat Pose)

  • Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
  • Place your hands slightly behind your hips.
  • Pressing your weight into your arms, lift your legs in the air so that only your hips are on the ground.
  • Next, lift your hands from the ground and hold them up parallel to the ground.
  • Hold for 10-40 seconds. Repeat 3-6 times.

Utkatasana (Chair Pose)

  • Start standing straight.
  • Raise your arms and hold them in front of you parallel to the ground. Your palms should either be joined or facing towards each other.
  • Exhaling, bend your knees and sink down towards the floor so that you’re as close to parallel to the ground as possible.
  • Hold for 10-40 seconds. Repeat 3-6 times.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  • Lie on your stomach with your toes extended.
  • Place your palms on the floor under your shoulder.
  • Inhaling, lift your torso off the ground.
  • Hold for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 3-6 times.

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