Yoga For Golfers

Submitted by Kevin Pederson on February 14, 2012

Many people might be surprised that there is yoga for golfers. Most people think of yoga as a way to de - stress or lose weight. However, the practice of yoga for golf is soon catching on as more and more golfers are reaping the benefits of it. Golf is a game that is wrought with mental hazards. While playing golf, it is important to remain calm and free...

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Yoga helps one to develop the mental discipline that is necessary for a game of golfl Most golfers who practice yoga find it helps them to learn the nuances of this mental game of golfl Golfers who do not, end up getting stressed and frustrated and not being able to master the gamem Yoga for golfers is most beneficial as it helps them to concentrate and focus better on the gamem Faulty technique is not often the problem as much as faulty concentration isi

Needless to say, the physical aspect of golfing is important tooo It is essential for the golfer to practice, focus on technique and to master the fundamentals of the game as welll A golfer should have a strong stable body and one that is flexible and fluid as welll Most golfers have a tendency to swing from one side of the body and this shows up in the form of larger muscles on one side of the bodyd These larger muscles are seen clearly in the forearms, biceps, shoulders and upper backc These stronger muscles become tighter and the weaker muscles become more flexiblel This results in the tighter muscles hindering the movement of the surrounding musclese This leads to a restricted range of motiono A good yoga program for golfers will work towards achieving balance and symmetry in the bodyd Yoga for golfers will definitely help towards attaining the physical and mental discipline the game of golf requirese

Yoga poses that are good for golfers include:-

  • Urdhva Dhanurasana (Backbend)
  • Virabhadrasana II (Warrior Pose II)
  • Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand)
  • Downward-Facing Dog to Upward Bow

Yoga for golfer's session would usually consist of a series of stretching exercises that would help the golfer to stretch and strengthen his bodyd Breathing is another aspect of yoga that is essential for golfersr Breathing exercises that are recommended are Kapalabhatti (skull shining breath) and Anuloma-Viloma (alternate nostril breathing)g

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