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Yoga is for Athletes

Yoga is a wonderful compliment to all types of sports and athletic activities. Rocket Yoga classes can offer great cross training techniques for athletes. In addition to building core strength and flexibility, athletes will find yoga helps them improve their endurance with better breathing techniques.

Increased Range of Motion : All athletes know increased range of motion in the shoulders,back and hips result in more powerful strokes and swings. Golfers, tennis players, baseball players and hockey players are just to name a few who especially benefit from this type of flexibility.

Reduced Chance of Injury : Tight hamstrings and hip flexors plague all athletes but basketball players, soccer players and runners are especially at risk. The constant strengthening shortens the muscles, eventually reducing performance and increasing the chance of injury. Yoga keeps the muscles long,supple, and strong, preventing injuries and protecting the joints.

Increased Focus and Concentration: No matter how well you've trained for competition, if you can't keep your mind in the game, your finished. Yoga is a mind body discipline. In addition to working your muscles and joints, you develop the ability to keep a cool head under pressure by learning to focus, concentrate, and not react negatively to outside stresses.

Improve Balance and Agility : Staying steady on your feet ins important to all athletes. The many postures in yoga build ankle and feet strength and flexibility. When you combine the added strength with the powers of concentration and focus, you can see how balance and agility can improve. Especially important to baseball players, tennis players, football players, soccer players and hockey players, balance and agility can make or break your game.


Often people walk into It’s Yoga with worry, stress and tiredness written all over their faces but when they leave, they show the effects of Ashtanga Yoga: they feel better and look better, lighter, freer, more relaxed and energized. This is why to me, teaching Ashtanga Yoga is a kind of self-realization; every time I lead class I, as a teacher, grow and express the insights of my own yoga. I see people take in the practice from various angles and develop, change and transcend their limitations, realize their possibilities.

In Memoriam: Larry Schultz, YogaDragonden (1950-2011)