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Learning Yoga Can Help Tennis Athletes

Nov 29, 2007
Elasticity of muscles is essential especially for tennis player because it needs a cat-like reflexes with bursts of force. However it does not mean that you have to stretch your muscles as any way that you want to because improper stretching can make your muscles tight and can lose elasticity. Thus, you need to know what are the proper ways to have it done; performing yoga exercise can help you on that.

Utilizing yoga strategies for tennis athletes makes retraining their muscles achievable. They can use yoga to train their bodies to have their muscles relaxed from muscle tension and learning to start your game in a better relax state could mean that you are letting yourself to prepare in a well-stretched playing.

When in a prepared position, muscles are contracted and ready for game. To move, muscles must be relaxed, then contracted once again to spring in any direction. By retraining the muscles you start from a relaxed state, providing a quickened reaction time.

Yoga breathing exercises technique can help develop stamina and endurance. When allocating time in exercise or sports, we usually hold the breath as a medium to develop strength. Yoga trains the body to develop strength through breathing control. Holding the breath at points of exertion takes a huge deal of energy that could be utilized during long sets or matches.

Doing a yoga pose is just simple if only you know the correct strategy. Example, during the execution of a pose, there is a need to exhale until you can feel the muscles. It is important to remember, breath must never be held. You have to breath in normal and listen to your body. Make a 30-second hold and then release your pose carefully. By establishing a constant practice for correct yoga poses, you can eventually apply a breathing techniques in your daily routine.

A simple spine twist is excellent for rotational sports. It can help increase needed flexibility of the shoulders and back and hips. Remember to apply the breathing technique to this pose.

For rotational sports, a just spine twist is ideal because it can help augment the needed flexibility for shoulder, hips and back. However, you have to still apply breathing techniques to do this properly. You can start the spine twist by sitting on the floor with legs straight out before you. By bending the left leg and putting the left foot on the outside of the right knee, you can keep the spine straight.

Slowly exhale while turning the upper body to the left, looking over the left shoulder. Pressure from the right arm should keep the left leg stationary while pressure from the left arm and torso gives you the twist. Stronger use of both arms increases the twist. Hold this pose for 30 seconds and repeat twist on the opposite side.

A total body conditioning and flexibility routine is essential for the avid tennis player. Yoga techniques could be the edge you need in developing your game.
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Stephen C Campbell is a Master NLP Practitioner, personal coach who runs Self Development programs and a free membership site at
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