Top on the list of many golfers is eliminating strokes and pain to enjoy the sport for a long time to come. Golfers who consistently practice yoga have the advantage of being flexible, honing their mental concentration as well as having a broad range of motion in their joints. Here are the yoga poses golfers ought to schedule in their practice.
1. Revolved Crescent Lounge
This pose incorporates the rotating of the spine in combination with a full hip flexor stretch on the outstretched leg. It also has a deep stretch on the outer hip of the bent leg. This pose works best flowing from the mountain pose with feet close together.
Lounge the left foot forward ensuring that the ankle is in line with the ankle, placing the shin perpendicular to the ground. Press the ball of the right leg straight and balance on the ball of the right leg.
Draw the hands together at the center of the chest; twist the body from the waist, hooking the right triceps on the outside of the left thigh. Gaze over the left shoulder and ensure to keep the spine long and straight and the chest lifted from the thigh. Keep pressing the palms together while inhaling and exhaling deeply for at least 30 seconds. Repeat on the other side.
2. Hamstring Stretch
Start with the mountain pose and inhale deeply and calmly. Step back with your left keg and keep it straight. Maintain the spine as straight as possible, exhale, bend forward, press the forehead to the right knee, and press the arms straight into the floor. Hold the position for at least 30 seconds while breathing deeply.
With each inhalation, slightly let the body rise and for every exhalation, sink in deeper into the pose. For stretching the back and the neck, hold on to the left knee, straighten the back and the neck, look straight ahead, and hold for at least 30 seconds.
Finish off the pose by inhaling deeply and straighten the torso, and return to the Mountain Pose while exhaling deeply.
3. Bird Dog Pose
Start with both the hands and the knees on the floor with the hands in line with the shoulders. The knees ought to be in line with the hips. Keep the spine straight and draw in the navel to the spine.
Extend the right arm straight ahead and the left leg as far back as possible. Hold the pose for two full and deep breaths and then repeat on the other side.
These yoga poses help a golfer to stretch as well as strengthen the hamstrings, thighs, calves, knees, spine, and the ankles. It also increases the overall balance of the body.
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