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Excerpts — Yoga for Athletes

Build Your Core

Personal trainers and coaches in all sports include core exercises as part of training. Yoga has always emphasized the central muscles that are the foundation of the entire trunk. Core muscles include more than the front abdominal muscles that people refer to as a six-pack.

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Football Stretches for Every Position

American football includes many positions, and each requires different stretches to maximize performance. This chapter outlines the poses that all football players need to help prevent injuries and enhance their performance on the field.

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Prevent Injuries

Professional and amateur athletes alike worry about injuries that will interfere with their sport. For many athletes, a season-ending injury is their greatest concern.

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Soccer: Bring Balance to the Workout

The most common injuries that soccer players experience occur in the knees and ankles. Sprains and strains of the lower extremities are common in soccer and range in severity.

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