Is Yoga for Soccer Players?

Posted by naplessoccer on June 3, 2017 in Soccer Tips

Yoga is an ancient practice that originates from India.  In modern times it has become increasingly westernized with more focus placed into the physical and mental benefits. It can be high intensity or low intensity and the sessions can be relaxing or result in a real work out.

Yoga is thought of by most people as just stretching but it is much more than that. It creates balance in the body by increasing strength, flexibility and muscular endurance through a series of poses.

So how can Yoga help a soccer player?

What Yoga Can Do for a Soccer Player

  1. Help reduce injury
  2. Increase flexibility
  3. Bolster endurance
  4. Strengthen the core
  5. Improve joint strength through low impact exercise.

In the last five years yoga has increased in popularity among soccer players and trainers. Players such as Jermaine Jones and Ryan Giggs advocate for the benefits that yoga has for soccer players. Look for more information about how to implement yoga into the normal rhythm of training in future post.

 

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