The very essence of Yoga, and the many different elements and goals of the practice differ immensely from the achievement or performance sought by sports practitioners. Yet the benefits of the practice at a physical, mental and spiritual level have proven to be incredibly complementary to more traditional methods of sports training.
Yoga is a practice that dates back thousands of years and aims to prepare the mind for greater self-awareness and inner peace. By focusing on the breath Yoga makes the connection between mind and body and leads to a state of physical and mental well-being whilst also offering athletes an improvement in ability and performance. The many Yoga “asanas” (postures) open, stretch, strengthen and balance the body whilst integrating breath into every movement and encouraging the mind to remain focused and calm.