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Yoga for Snowboarding and Skiing

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011 Listed in: Fitness / Food by Chris Skinner

Wouldn’t it be nice to feel like you are at the top of your game every day of your holiday (or season) and not just that first day out on the slopes? Delivering powerful movements, quick yet decisive with no injuries or painful nicks to get rid of first thing in the morning.

After a long day on the slopes and putting our bodies through dozens of movements, we should consider ‘putting the pieces’ back together so to speak.

It’s good for you!

By giving your body just 10 minutes of yoga you’re essentially saying, “well done, you’ve done good today”

As well increasing Flexibility – yoga has positions that act upon the various joints of the body including those joints that are never really on the ‘radar screen’ let alone exercised, so it’s a great way to prepare your body for that ski or snowboard holiday and for any ‘mishaps’ that may occur when you are away!

Routine

Give the following video routine a go for a week, just once a day (if you’re super keen, do it twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon).

You can go as slow as you like, pausing the video at any time, but try to stick with it from start to finish. Feel the difference, notice how the body feels connected and grounded, strong yet flexible.

I practice yoga myself but not nearly enough, the way I feel after a routine is amazing, stronger, more flexible and full of energy. So I encourage you to try it for yourself.

Video

The video is courtesy of Nadya Andreeva, a certified yoga instructor and writer based in NYC – read more about Nadya http://www.realyoganyc.com.

Benefits of Yoga

Apart from just stretching out the muscles yoga has many other benefits as well, such as but not limited to:

– Increasing lubrication of the joints, ligaments and tendons.

– Complete Detoxification: this comes by gently stretching muscles and joints which in turn massages the various organs ensuring optimum blood supply helping flushing out toxins and provide nourishment.

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