The Physical Benefits

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Beginning with a personal consultation, Julie will get to know you as an individual, gather information, and discuss your goals. A gradual approach to flex training will begin, always with an emphasis on alignment-based techniques, core strengthening, range of motion, and mobility.

Examples of physical benefits:

-Help during recovery and aid in pain relief

-Relieve muscle tension

-Increases the heart rate to flush inflammation/lactic acid- focuses on active recovery principals

-Learn proper breathing biomechanics-  the way you breathe has everything to do with the way you perform

-Creates healthy & safe range of motion

-Decreases risk of injury

-Performance assisting- works in conjunction with strength and conditioning

-Increase range of motion and mobility

-Compensate for imbalances in weight training

Recommended reading:

Pucks, sticks and Namaste; a new culture for the Caps – The rise of yoga in the NHL as coaches weave yoga into practice to help players recover from games

Breathe better to move better: train to breathe like a pro athlete – Beyond the physiological link between breathing and our bodies, my mentor Dana Santas (yoga trainer to national pro football, basketball, hockey, and baseball teams) talks about an athlete’s ability to control respiration and how it helps us both physically and mentally.

Hot yoga sparks a flame in high school wrestling teamTeaching high school wrestling teams how to practice yoga brings cross training to another level producing a boost in energy.

Yoga’s Surprising Brain Benefit May Erase the Effects of Chronic PainThe effect of yoga on the human brain and specifically, how practice can ease chronic pain. See also, Yoga and Chronic Pain Have Opposite Effects on Brain Gray Matter.