2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Yoga and sports performance
The most poses are not aerobic in nature; they do in fact send oxygen to the cells in the body by way of conscious deep breathing and sustained stretching and contraction of different muscle groups. Whatever sport you choose to practice, yoga can enhance and complement your ability. Most sports build muscular strength and stamina, often in specific areas of the body. Yoga can benefit professional sports persons, it is necessary to explore what is required to play a sport and play it well. It is well acknowledged that to play any sport, whether it be tennis, volleyball, surfing, swimming or running, we must develop the basic skills and continually train the body so that we can apply the skill in a refined and polished way. This of course requires considerable time, energy and commitment to practice the skill at hand. Having a body that is flexible, strong and controlled is also another important consideration, if one is not able to move the body with the grace, velocity and speed required, then performance will be lackluster. So, we can say that yoga is very beneficial to everyone especially for sportsmen.
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Shashidhara. Yoga and sports performance. International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education. 2018; 3(2): 318-320.