Yoga for Athletes
Yoga Classes and Workshops in Cornwall
With Helen’s love of anatomy and physiology, and her personal experience as a competitive swimmer, and as a keen trail runner and surfer, Helen understands the demands on the body sport can make, and the needs of athletes in injury recovery, prevention and cross-training.
The benefits of yoga for athletes are many. By integrating yoga into a training program athletes can:
- release tension through stretching with full body awareness
- reduce risk of injury by safely strengthening muscles
- increase lung capacity with breathing techniques
- optimise recovery
- improve performance
- develop mental focus
- increase flexibility and balance
Club Sessions and 1 to 1 Classes
Book a yoga workshop at your club, or try a 1 to 1 private session for an individual class tailored to your needs.
Incorporate yoga into your cross-training regime to improve performance – by increasing flexibility and balance, building strength and improving posture leading to better form and efficiency. Help prevent injury by bringing an increased awareness to the body, addressing any imbalances and misalignments and through strengthening muscles and joints. Encourage relaxation as recovery to promote muscle rejuvenation and restoration.
Learning to breathe more effectively will help to maximise aerobic capacity by using consistent and systematic co-ordination of movement with breath.
The aim of physical yoga practice is to be steady and alert but remain comfortable. By developing your focus in this way, will also give you tools to stay in the zone!