Yoga for golf is by far the best method of increasing your flexibility and staying loose. There aren’t many better feelings than making smooth, unrestricted golf swings are there?! Using yoga will make your entire body respond effortlessly to the demands of your golf swing and keep you loose throughout your round. It is one of the fastest growing areas of fitness in golf today.
Staying flexible and loose is an issue for golfers of all ages. This is why yoga and golf are perfect for each other. You can choose the level involvement of yoga stretches you wish to do. As we age our need for flexibility is arguably the #1 issue that affects oneís golf game.
Yoga allows you to maintain a suppleness in every area you choose to focus on. And what’s really great about yoga is the benefits to your mind as well. Perhaps no game is more wrought with mental hazards than golf. The sport introduces a constant struggle between the conscious mindóanalyzing, alert, logicalóand the subconscious mindóthe well of intuition and long-term memory. Though golf fundamentals like body stance and stroke are learned in the conscious mind, they are stored in the nether regions of the subconscious. This clash between subconscious and conscious mind presents an opportunity for the awakened athlete to override the mental strife created by the overanalyzing conscious mind and reach toward the wakeful, clear mind state accessible through the intuitive subconscious.
Golfers who don’t learn the nuances of the mental game of golf remain frustrated or give up before mastering the sport. Yet by incorporating elements of yoga practice, you can develop the mental discipline that golf demands.
So while you’re doing the right thing by improving your flexibility you are also gaining the side benefit of a peaceful state of mind. A true win win situation. From a mental game/peak performance coach’s perspective, this is the ultimate combination!
Come to an EMPOWER YOGA CLASS and see for yourself how it can benefit not only your golf game but your LIFE!