The Athlete's Guide to Yoga

The Athlete's Guide to Yoga

An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility & Focus

eBook - 2008
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Yoga makes good athletes better. With its emphasis on flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, this time-honored discipline leads to better form, efficiency, and power. As increasing numbers of athletes are discovering, it improves mental focus and endurance, assets that become especially important at the end of a training session or race. This book explains how athletes can see progress from just ten minutes of yoga each day. It features more than 230 color photographs illustrating over 100 poses that target common areas of inflexibility and overuse; breath and meditation exercises; different types of yoga for each phase of training; a DVD with warm-up and cool-down routines; and recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year. Author Sage Rountree's applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making this a practical and worthwhile guide for all athletes.


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Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. In The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach Sage Rountree explains the benefits that yoga can bring to every training program. With hundreds of color photographs featuring more than 100 poses, this book treats common problem areas to make athletes stronger in their sport. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga presents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts
  • simple poses to specifically target areas of inflexibility and overuse
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year


Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all athletes.


Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. In The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach Sage Rountree explains the benefits that yoga can bring to every training program. With hundreds of color photographs featuring more than 100 poses, this book treats common problem areas to make athletes stronger in their sport. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga presents:

  • warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts
  • simple poses to specifically target areas of inflexibility and overuse
  • breath and meditation exercises
  • different types of yoga for each phase of training
  • recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year


Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all athletes.



Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress : [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed in the United States and Canada by Publishers Group West, c2008
ISBN: 9781934030042
193403004X
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 R761a 2008
Characteristics: xii, 251 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)

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