Yoga: A Total Body Endeavor for Your Golf Game

September 19, 2012

Yoga is not your gym class of the 70’s.

Yoga has exploded into different sports over the last several years with golf being one of the main sports influenced by this craze.  Yoga isn’t a fad, however, and it isn’t new.  Yoga has been dated back to around 3000 B.C. and some historians believe possibly many years before that.  It is an incredible art that supplies anyone doing it with balance, flexibility, and strength.  Also, there is an incredible mental aspect to Yoga that works on your determination and focus.

Golfers come in all shapes and sizes and many different levels of physical ability.  Yoga does not discriminate against these physical limitations but gives every golfer an opportunity to push beyond their “normal” and into an area that they never thought possible.   Most of the complaints of Yoga are from individuals who have never tried it.  Yes, it can be difficult, but shouldn’t fitness be that way?  If you are not sweating then you are probably not working hard enough.  If you want to build overall body strength, Yoga can help.  If you want to be able to wake up without a sore back and cramped leg, Yoga can help.  If you feel that your foundation over the ball and through the swing can be better, Yoga can help.

The long and short of it is that a majority of players need some level of fitness in their daily routine.  Hours are limited for most.  Yoga can be done once or twice a week and you will see a huge improvement in your overall fitness levels.  It comes down to being determined to make an improvement.  Remember, it is not always about swing mechanics, short game control, or playing strategy.  If your body cannot perform on the practice tee or during rounds then your game will suffer.

This winter, make a commitment to yourself to improve your health and overall fitness.  If you haven’t tried Yoga then I welcome you to sign up for a local class in the area and see what the buzz is about.

Your golf game will thank you.

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