YOGA:
Fitness,
Strength,
Meditation,
Success
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA AND WHO DOES YOGA?
URBAN YOGA FOUNDATION
YOGA & MUSCLE BUILDING
How does the human body build muscle?
• Resistance training
• Weight Training vs. Body Weight Train...
YOGA & MUSCLE BUILDING CONT.
Professional Athletes and Sports Teams use yoga because:
• Teambuilding: Yoga means to unite:...
Citadel Football Team:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
WJ7tP2YQnhY
Yoga & Football
With the large amount of
money invested...
Some Football Players You May
Know That Do Yoga
RAY LEWIS
Amani Toomer
Troy Polamalu
Victor Cruz
YOGA & BASKETBALL
ARTICLE ON YOGA & BASKETBALL
• http://onebasketball.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/its-called-working-out-why-...
Basketball Players You May Know
that Do Yoga
Articles about Natalie W., Lebron J & Kevin G. & Yoga:
• http://www.wnba.com/...
YOGA & SOCCER
Alex Morgan, Team USA, Yoga Session:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96uRBNeTkr0
Article on Yoga and Soccer
•...
YOGA & SOFTBALL/BASEBALL
Articles about yoga and baseball
• http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/195
• http://www.mensheal...
YOGA FOR DANCERS
Why Should Dancers Do Yoga?
• All types of dance –break dancing, salsa, ballet, Hawaiian, African, hip ho...
YOGA & CHEERLEADING
Article and Yoga and Cheerleading:
• http://www.cheercoachmagazine.com/display_article.php?uniqueid=31...
WHO ELSE DOES YOGA?
WWE Super Star Chris
Jericho says that he is pain-
free and in better shape
than he was 5 years ago
be...
YOGA & THE NON-TRADITIONAL
Cirque du Soleil video
http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=rdZO_
DGyo1w
Acroyoga/Partner Yoga
Video...
YOGA IN THE STUDIO AND ON THE RADIO
Article on why actors do yoga:
• http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9162/why-so-many-actor...
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Yoga leads to success. Whether that success is on the field, the stage or the court; in the classroom or the business room; in intrapersonal growth, interpersonal relationships or group situations; yoga enhances one's ability to succeed by strengthening and improving one's physical, mental and emotional health.
This slide show focuses mostly on yoga's physical benefits for athletes and performers. From Division I athletes and teams, to professionals, yoga is incorporated into the training regimens of the elite because of its benefits of injury prevention and performance enhancement.

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Yoga for Fitness, Strength and Success

  1. 1. YOGA: Fitness, Strength, Meditation, Success WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF YOGA AND WHO DOES YOGA? URBAN YOGA FOUNDATION
  2. 2. YOGA & MUSCLE BUILDING How does the human body build muscle? • Resistance training • Weight Training vs. Body Weight Training What happens in resistance training? • Micro Tears: we literally break down and shred our muscle • Healing: after a workout, during a 36 hour rest/recovery period, the muscle heals the micro tears---this is the building of muscle • We don’t get stronger when we work out, but when we allow our body to rest (―GOING INSIDE‖ at the beginning and end of class). Yoga: increase muscle tone and definition • Takes more skill, time & determination • Using body weight to increase strength, mobility, flexibility • Functional strength training
  3. 3. YOGA & MUSCLE BUILDING CONT. Professional Athletes and Sports Teams use yoga because: • Teambuilding: Yoga means to unite: coming together • Functional Fitness: Lifting weight builds bulk: yoga enhances strength, movement, flexibility and injury prevention • Muscle Coordination: Uses and coordinates all major, small and stabilizing muscle groups together (v. isolated movements), therefore easy to translate and use on the field/court/etc. where every action and movement occurs in relation to entire body • Eccentric Contraction/Lean Muscle Building:Yoga stretches muscles as it contracts: elongating muscle, making it more flexible and good for injury prevention and increasing and maintain range of motion (pitching, dance, soccer, cheerleading, all sports) • Muscle Endurance: holding given poses increases endurance • Increases balance • Recovery & Repair of Muscles • Increases Mental Clarity & Focus • Coordinates Breathing with Action for more effective action
  4. 4. Citadel Football Team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= WJ7tP2YQnhY Yoga & Football With the large amount of money invested in college and professional athletics, would time and money be spent on yoga if it was not considered not only effective, but necessary?
  5. 5. Some Football Players You May Know That Do Yoga RAY LEWIS Amani Toomer Troy Polamalu Victor Cruz
  6. 6. YOGA & BASKETBALL ARTICLE ON YOGA & BASKETBALL • http://onebasketball.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/its-called-working-out-why- every-basketball-player-should-practice-yoga/ Kevin Garnett on Yoga: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=5PBF30Wese8
  7. 7. Basketball Players You May Know that Do Yoga Articles about Natalie W., Lebron J & Kevin G. & Yoga: • http://www.wnba.com/features/fitness_natalie_williams.html • http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-2470/LeBron-James-Yoga-Is-Secret-to-Endurance.html • http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2009/03/lebrons_extra_edge_cavaliers_s.html Natalie Williams Lebron James Kevin Garnett
  8. 8. YOGA & SOCCER Alex Morgan, Team USA, Yoga Session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96uRBNeTkr0 Article on Yoga and Soccer • http://lovemyyoga.com/power-yoga-for-soccer.html Yoga for soccer players: • Increases flexibility of their hamstrings, quadriceps, and IT bands • Helps to strengthen and stabilize the ankles • Protects the knees • Opens the hips • Maintains full range of motion of spine
  9. 9. YOGA & SOFTBALL/BASEBALL Articles about yoga and baseball • http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/195 • http://www.menshealth.com/yoga/yoga-for/Workout_Yoga_for_Baseball.php ―Although each field position requires a different athletic specialty—shortstops need to be agile and acrobatic, first basemen need flexibility to do the splits, pitchers need shoulders of steel, catchers need balance and strong legs— the muscles used in the staple motions of batting and throwing encompass almost the entire body.‖ Which is why yoga has been incorporated into many workouts for professional and college teams and players
  10. 10. YOGA FOR DANCERS Why Should Dancers Do Yoga? • All types of dance –break dancing, salsa, ballet, Hawaiian, African, hip hop, etc.—require: • flexibility, balance, focus, focused energy, strength, good posture, good circulation, etc All things provided by yoga! Capoeira Yoga Fusion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMluCE zG24E Yoga Breakdancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jif w8dC5yTM
  11. 11. YOGA & CHEERLEADING Article and Yoga and Cheerleading: • http://www.cheercoachmagazine.com/display_article.php?uniqueid=317 Video of Tampa Bay Cheer Squad doing Yoga http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSRpKimIh3k
  12. 12. WHO ELSE DOES YOGA? WWE Super Star Chris Jericho says that he is pain- free and in better shape than he was 5 years ago because of yoga. Tennis Star Serena Williams uses yoga to keep at the top of her game Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Video: http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=5fI2vHk7e MU
  13. 13. YOGA & THE NON-TRADITIONAL Cirque du Soleil video http://www.youtube. com/watch?v=rdZO_ DGyo1w Acroyoga/Partner Yoga Video: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=bMMlzQsQPk4
  14. 14. YOGA IN THE STUDIO AND ON THE RADIO Article on why actors do yoga: • http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9162/why-so-many-actors-do- yoga.html 13 Celebrities that do yoga • http://www.theultimateyogi.com/13-celebrities-who-practice-yoga-and- why/ Troian Bellisario & Shay Mitchell, PLL Beyonce and Jay Z Russell Simmons Kerry Washington
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