The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, & Focus

February 1, 2008|
The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, & Focus by Sage Rountree
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Yoga makes good athletes better.This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete's form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga's attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance--hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. InThe Athlete's Guide to Yoga, yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach Sage Rountree explains the benefits that yoga can bring to every training program. With hundreds of color photographs featuring more than 100 poses, this book treats common problem areas to make athletes stronger in their sport. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style,The Athlete's Guide to Yogapresents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts
  • simple poses to specifically target areas of inflexibility and overuse
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year


Rountree's applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all athletes.

Sage Rountree is America's leading expert on yoga for athletes.She is a certified endurance sports coach as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is a featured instructor at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for athletes and coaches around the country as well as at Carolina Yoga Company, a yoga stud...
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Title:The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, & Focus
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:251 pages, 9.22 X 7.5 X 0.77 in
Shipping dimensions:251 pages, 9.22 X 7.5 X 0.77 in
Published:February 1, 2008
Publisher:VeloPress
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781934030042

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