The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus by Sage RountreeThe Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus by Sage Rountree

The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus

bySage Rountree

Spiral Bound | July 1, 2009

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Athletes come to the practice of yoga with muscle tightness from hours spent training and little time in their weekly schedules for lengthy sessions. At the height of the season, they often disappear from yoga classes altogether in favor of demanding sport-specific training, yet it is then that yoga can be most beneficial.

Sage Rountree makes it easy for athletes to reap the benefits of yoga year-round.The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yogais set up to complement a rigorous training schedule.

Athletes will find:

-5-minute warm-ups to prepare for daily workouts
-Strength sessions for the off-season and base periods
-Flexibility sessions for when training grows more demanding, including 20-minute flexibility routines designed to follow workouts
-Focus sessions incorporating breath exercises and meditation to improve recovery and sharpen mental toughness for competition

Armed with this pocket guide, athletes can incorporate yoga into their training all year long. A spiral binding makes it easy to display pages during each routine, and attractive color photographs fluidly detail the individual poses. Sage also includes tips to simplify trickier poses or vary the routine from one session to the next.

Careful consideration of the athlete's needs has earned Sage Rountree a committed following, and her newest book delivers a practical approach to yoga that will make good athletes better.
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 Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and FocusFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:160 pages, 6.48 × 6.59 × 1.13 inPublished:July 1, 2009Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934030414

ISBN - 13:9781934030417

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Table of Contents

PART 1: YOGA AND THE ATHLETE

Yoga and Your Training
Equipment
Alignment Principles
Breathing
How to Use This Book

PART 2: YOGA ROUTINES

Warm-ups
Spinal Warm-up, Prone
Spinal Warm-up, Supine
Spinal Warm-up, Seated
Half Salutes with Chair

Balance
Tall Mountain Flow
Chair and Tree
Standing Balance Flow
Crane and Warrior III

Standing Poses
Sun Salutations with Lunges
Moon Salutations
Standing Hip Openers

Core, Back, and Shoulders
Static Core
Dynamic Core
Table Core Sequence
Camel
Bow Sequence
Supported Back Bends
Shoulder Strap Series
Interlaced Fingers Series
Wall Shoulder Stretches

Hips and Legs
Lunge Series
Bowing Sequences
Pigeon Series
Head to Knee Sequence
IT Band Flow
Hamstring Strap Series
Symmetrical Stretches
Lower-Leg Stretches

Restorative Routines
Gentle Stretches
Wall Folds
Inversions
Reclining Twists
Supported Stretches
Corpse Pose

Breath Exercises and Meditations
Centering
The Breath in Space
The Breath in Time
Alternate-Nostril Breathing
Counting Meditation
Observation Meditation
Closing

PART 3: FOCUSED ROUTINES AND COMBINING SEQUENCES

Getting Started
Focus on Strength
Focus on Power
Focus on Flexibility
Focus on Focus

Resources
Acknowledgments
About the Models
About the Author

Editorial Reviews

"Since she herself is a triathlete and runner, Rountree knows exactly where you get tight and why, what it feels like before and after certain workouts, the difficulties of combining a good yoga practice with hard training, and what’s realistic or not for an athlete." — SNEWS "This sweet little book is a delightful and abundant source of yoga pose sequences. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is a great resource for yoga teachers and an easy source of inspiration and guidance for beginner to intermediate yogis." — YogaBasics.com "For time-crunched yogis and jocks who don’t even identify with the term yogi but want a good stretch or cross-training workout, take a look at The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga. With no need to attend a class or even watch a DVD, there’s no excuse to not get a few poses in." — GearJunkie.com "Sage shares the benefits that yoga has brought to her life as an athlete and offers easy to follow yoga postures and breathing techniques to help athletes of all sports get started with a safe and effective yoga routine and to help them avoid or rehabilitate an injury." — Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, Director/Founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and contributor to Yoga Journal "Sage’s clear approach to incorporating yoga into a training season perfectly addresses all the things athletes need to hear about flexibility and balanced conditioning—and Sage delivers it in a way that athletes can relate to." — Karen Dubs, creator of the Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga DVD series “If you're an athlete looking for a straightforward, informative guide to yoga, The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is for you. The book is portable, easy to read, and informative.” — BreakingMuscle.com