Proper Stretching

Warming up before an activity can do more than just loosen up stiff muscles and joints. If you do it correctly, then you can actually improve your overall performance.

To maximize your athleticism during sports, you need to have mobile hips, shoulders, and ankles. Stretching allows your ligaments and tendons to be more flexible, which reduces your chances of tears and injuries. Yoga is beneficial for sports because it improves strength, balance, focus, mobility, and flexibility.

These five poses are perfect to increase mobility in the hips, shoulders, and ankles to prepare for many kinds of sports or activities.

  • Child’s Pose
  • Downward Facing Dog
  • Runners Pose
  • Bridge Pose
  • Warrior III

You can discover your own inner yogi with simple poses that will help you create a strong foundation for your own daily practice. Learn more about Yoga from fitness expert Sara Fowler, RN, featured in our Yoga Series.