How Vinyasa Yoga Benefits Athletes

Vinyasa yoga benefits athletes in other ways, too. It’s obvious that gymnasts and speed skaters excel when they have a strong sense of balance; however, soccer, football and basketball players also perform better when they can maintain their footing during games. Balancing poses, such as Tree, Warrior 3 and Dancer’s Pose, help build muscular strength and the mind-body connection that facilitates stability.

Teaching Yoga: The Importance of Asana Alignment in Yoga

Depending on the Yoga school, posturing, alignment and adjustment can be an extremely important part of one's training. A typical 200-hour Yoga teacher training course may spend over 100 hours focusing on the alignment of asanas.

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