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All About Yoga and Its Benefits For Skiing

Dec 4, 2007
It is amazing to realize what yoga can do in skiing. Yes, people can do skiing all day long and much better if they only know even a little and basic of yoga exercises.

Yoga exercises can help individuals who engage in skiing sports by conditioning themselves before doing this sport. Yoga can increase safety and level-up enjoyment for this sport. So, if you are a type of sporty person who wants to have better performance in skiing, you better learn some knowledge all about yoga because this can help for you.

You may not know it but an easy yoga exercise known as the awkward pose can level-up your strength, body balance and, of course, mental concentration which do make a skiing sport more rewarding.

Basically, the awkward pose has three variations which is done in sequence.

To have it started, you have to stand with your feet apart, about a shoulder's width between your toes and heels. Stretch the arms out of you that is parallel to the ground and having your shoulders pressed down and away from your head; and you have to keep your upper body firm and strong in that position.

One good way to think of getting into this pose is to imagine that you are sitting in an invisible chair leaning back to bring the spine and shoulders against the back of the chair. The arm muscles are contracted, the abdomen is held tight and your breathing should be normal. Hold the pose for 20 seconds. Stand up.

The good thing about it is that, you are doing this pose to imagine that you are in an invisible chair, letting your shoulder and spine leaning back against the chair's back. By this process, you are letting your muscles to get contracted and your abdomen to be held tight while with your normal breathing. You can hold it for about 20 seconds and then stand up.

Second part of this is just almost the same of the first. Still keeping your upper body on its position and stand straight up onto the balls of your feet, then, stand as high as you can while the arches are pressed forward. Keeping the ankles with strength, press down your big toes and then, make your knees bent again keeping your spine straight and make it stopped when the quadriceps are parallel to the ground and then hold it for 20 seconds.

The third is, you have to still assume the same pose with your upper body strong and firm. And then again, have you knees bent slowly all the way down your big toes and onto the heels lightly. Then, you have to have your knees pressed while holding the body still; quadriceps, again, are in level with the ground and with a straight spine. Hold for 20 seconds and then after that, stand up slowly and have your heels down and make it relaxed.

The procedure above can really help you to achieve the skiing performance that you desired and can bring you a satisfying sports performance. So, consider some more information about yoga.
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Stephen C Campbell is a Master NLP Practitioner, personal coach, learn more about Yoga and the benefits it brings at http://www.yogaunravelled.com/
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