8 Reasons Why Yoga Is Essential for All Sportsmen

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0

Summary

Yoga is a discipline that teaches us to understand the relationship of our body with our mind. Mentioned below are reasons why yoga is essential for all sportsmen

Highlights

  • A calm mind is the best slate to start with anything. Meditation is a way to achieve that calm.
  • Yoga is one of the best ways pre and post workout option.
  • Yoga helps in enhancing the ability to withstand hours of training.
  • Yoga helps to strengthen the core.

Sportsmen exert their body in many ways and they need to establish a very strong relationship between the body and mind to be able to rise up to the challenges that come their way. Yoga teaches them us to understand this relationship and, in addition to providing a proper physical workout, it also promotes the overall wellbeing of the body, bringing emotional, mental, and physical unity to the individual practicing it.

Mentioned below are all the reasons why yoga is essential for all sportsmen

  • Yoga is one of the best pre and post workout options out there. Simple pranayamas before a game can help the mind declutter and focus better.
  • Certain asanas help strained and stressed muscles recover and relax.
  • Pranayamas teach regulated breathing. It enhances the working of the respiratory organs. It also helps the mind focus sharply on what is at hand.
  • A sportsman’s diet is such that the utilization of energy by the body requires a lot of food. However, if an athlete misses out on their regular workout, the chances of weight gain increases many folds. Yoga increases the rate of metabolism and ensures the risk of unhealthy weight gain is cut down significantly
  • Yoga helps professional athletes enhance their ability to withstand hours of training and gives them the mental strength to push the boundaries of their body every day.
  • The asanas strengthen the core muscles and increase flexibility, thereby reducing the chances of injury.
  • A calm mind is the best slate to start with anything. Meditation is a way to achieve that calm.
  • Regular practice of yoga makes one light on their feet and improves balance, which is important for any athlete.

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