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    9 Things To Know Before Your First Yoga Class

    Recently, we shared a post explaining why yoga is a great way for swimmers to cross-train. From enhanced body awareness and mobility to decreased anxiety, there is a lot to be gained from regular time on the mat. However, hopping into your first yoga class can be intimidating (especially if you’re not familiar with the practice). So to help ease your mind and prepare you to flow, we’ve created our list of must-know tips for first time yogis. If you’re interested, check it out below.

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    Here’s Why Yoga Is Great For Swimmers

    From professional sports teams to high school gym classes, it seems that just about everyone is diving into the practice of yoga. And perhaps, rightfully so. With an emphasis on breathwork, body awareness and increased flexibility, yoga allows individuals of all levels to explore the concept of movement in an entirely new way. So, how will yoga benefit your training regimen? Read on to find out. YOGA IMPROVES BODY AWARENESS In yoga the physical postures, also referred to as “asanas,” help athletes to better understand their bodies. By emphasizing proper alignment, each pose teaches students how to correctly strengthen, lengthen and balance. In addition, enhanced body awareness allows for athletes…

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    3 Yoga Poses for Swimmers

    When it comes to the sport of swimming, every practice is a full body workout. Since swimmers rely on the extension of their muscles to move through each stroke with power and speed, they benefit greatly from exercises that promote both strength and proper alignment. So, it’s no wonder water based athletes are turning to gentle alternatives to stretch and lengthen their muscles during dryland training. Enter yoga. Whether you’re an avid yogi or yet to touch a mat, giving yourself time to stretch can be a calming way to not only aid in recovery but also re-center the mind. For competitive swimmers, consistent training is the norm. However, constant…