Yoga For Total Sports Conditioning


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Yoga For Total Sports Conditioning

  1. 1. Venom Total Sports Conditioning First in Las Vegas
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Background in classical ballet </li></ul><ul><li>Passion for health, wellness and disease prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelors Degree in Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Masters in Public Health Education and Health Promotion (Multidisciplinary focus) </li></ul><ul><li>Doctorate of Nursing Practice (Leadership) </li></ul><ul><li>Nurse researcher, educator & quality improvement consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga fit certification (Hatha) 1,2,3, kids yoga and pregnancy yoga </li></ul><ul><li>Group Fitness Instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga practitioner since 1997 </li></ul>http:// http://
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>I volunteered as a yoga instructor at the local community hospital senior center </li></ul><ul><li>Also taught yoga at a local studio </li></ul><ul><li>I wasn’t a huge fan of sports until my son got involved in baseball </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gap in Sports Training <ul><li>In sports, mind and body connection is essential for utmost performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Little league players stretch for 10 minutes, do their usual cardio exercises, play a game & go home </li></ul><ul><li>Club ball players do the same unless the athlete hires a trainer. However the focus is more on speed, agility & strength training. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Facts about sports related injuries: <ul><li>As an Emergency Room nurse, I have seen people of various age groups getting hurt from exercising, weight lifting, sports training & playing sports. </li></ul>
  6. 6. According to SAFE KIDS USA: <ul><li>More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and under receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Injuries associated with participation in sports and recreational activities account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Overuse injury, which occurs over time from repeated motion, is responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries to middle-and high-school students. Immature bones, insufficient rest after an injury and poor training or conditioning contribute to overuse injuries among children. </li></ul><ul><li>Most organized sports related injuries (62 percent) occur during practices rather than games. Despite this fact, a third of parents often do not take the same safety precautions during their child's practices as they would for a game. </li></ul><ul><li>A recent survey found that among athletes ages 5 to 14, 15 percent of basketball players, 28 percent of football players, 22 percent of soccer players, 25 percent of baseball players and 12 percent of softball players have been injured while playing their respective sports. </li></ul><ul><li>Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40 percent of all sports-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments. The rate and severity of sports-related injury increases with a child's age. </li></ul><ul><li> / </li></ul>
  7. 7. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program: <ul><li>In 2001, the number of sport-related injuries for each sport are as follows: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gymnastics — 99,722 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basketball — 680,307 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseball — 170,902 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Softball — 118,354 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Football — 413,620 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soccer — 163,003 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volleyball — 55,860 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track & Field — 15,113 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hockey — 63,945 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. According to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research Twentieth Annual Report: <ul><li>From 1982-2002, the total numbers of direct and indirect fatalities among high school athletes were: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseball — 17 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basketball — 88 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheerleading — 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross Country — 14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Football — 22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soccer — 31 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Track & Field — 47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wrestling — 16 </li></ul></ul>National Center for Sports Safety
  9. 9. Centers for Disease Control (2007). Sports-related injuries among high school athletes --- United States, 2005--06 School Year. Retrieved 10/20 from Statistics for Sports Related Injuries
  10. 10. <ul><li>In reality only athletes who receive total body conditioning end up being injury free or recover from injury. </li></ul>
  11. 11. BAT-R-UP Total Sports Conditioning Strength & Endurance Mental focus Balance Flexibility Core Strength Speed & Agility Skills Training
  12. 12. Sports Specific Yoga <ul><li>Yoga was regarded as “a practice for women, wimps or spiritual escapists”. </li></ul><ul><li>So What Does Body Awareness Mean, Exactly? </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga teaches you to regard your body as an object receiving commands from your brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga postures are performed slowly and mindfully, your attention is focused on your bone and muscle structure, the alignment of your hips, or where your feet are in relation to the edge of the mat. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a type of body awareness that is not achieved in most types of aerobic or conventional strength training. Being able to properly align your body consistently with practice, allows an athlete to maintain the same alignment when actively engaging in a sport of choice. </li></ul><ul><li>All endurance sports require breathing, focus, concentration in performing challenging conditions. Yoga offers that and also the benefit of learning to relax after maximized body performance. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mainstream Sports Training <ul><li>Baseball and Yoga </li></ul>Click each picture to see video
  14. 14. Mental Focus & Breathing <ul><li>One of the most important life-skills that yoga can teach is how to choose where to focus one’s attention. Attention moves in two basic directions, Millman observes: “outward, to the world of energy and movement, or inward, to thoughts. For most of us, attention bounces randomly back and forth…” </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga, with its admonition to “be in the moment” requires a constant focusing of attention. In a sporting situation this can translate to reading the game, or acute attention to what is required to (for example) shoot the basket. Top endurance runners can choose when to focus on tactics and competition, and when to tap into “the zone” when they are simply in the present, running. </li></ul>
  15. 15. More Sports Training with Yoga Mouse over and click picture to see video
  16. 16. Classes Offered <ul><li>Beginning one on one session (basic poses and breathing) 2 classes required by appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Group sessions three times a week </li></ul><ul><li>Mental focus and core strengthening </li></ul><ul><li>Sports stretch and flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Pilates and medicine balls </li></ul><ul><li>Power yoga </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Medicine balls </li></ul><ul><li>Yoga mats for rent </li></ul><ul><li>Mirrors </li></ul><ul><li>Dividers </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Bands </li></ul><ul><li>Students need to bring large towel, no heavy perfume </li></ul><ul><li>Stretching barre’ </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe: hula hoops </li></ul>Equipment needed
  18. 18. Marketing <ul><li>Post on webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Informal survey </li></ul><ul><li>Free clinic with start of cardio strengthening class </li></ul><ul><li>Public service announcement </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary school workshops </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fees and Membership <ul><li>Per class (walk in) </li></ul><ul><li>As part of membership with unlimited classes </li></ul><ul><li>One on one </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly unlimited pass for group session </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory intro class for 2 sessions </li></ul>
  20. 20. Open House Sports Fitness Fair <ul><li>Free blood pressure checks </li></ul><ul><li>Free sports physicals </li></ul><ul><li>Baseball clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Beginner master yoga class </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting contest </li></ul><ul><li>Prizes (donations from sponsors) </li></ul><ul><li>Sports medicine; chair massage </li></ul>
  21. 21. Questions? Optimum health is our personal responsibility. Learning and teaching ourselves to unfold into our greatest possibilities is the ultimate goal. namaste’