Yoga classes can be highly beneficial to athletes. Athletes can increase their stamina, flexibility, and their range of motion with regular yoga practice. Yoga can can also aid theathlete with mental focus and balance.
While any yoga class will help the athlete in his or her pursuits, there are a number of yoga studios in Massachusetts that recognize the specific needs of the athlete.
Athletes who are looking for some cross-training, or to find away to increase their competitive edge, will want to try one of these yoga classes designed with them in mind.
Massachusetts Yoga Classes for Athletes
Central Massachusetts Yoga Institute
45 Sterling Street (Rte 12) #22
West Boylston, Massachusetts 01583
The Central Massachusetts Yoga Institute offers a yoga class for golfers. Golf Yoga will help any golfer tone the muscles used in golfing. The Golf Yoga class also teaches stress management methods, which might come in hand while you’re on the green. Improving balance is also central to the Golf Yoga course.
Learning lessen risk for injury while golfing is also taught to Golf Yoga students.
The Golf Yoga class intends to help your golf game, by improving your golf fitness level. No yoga experience is required to take the Golf Yoga class. The class is taught for students of all levels of flexibility.
Open Doors Canton Yoga Studio
582 Washington Street
395A Washington Street
Iron Hatha combines a basic Hatha yoga class with resistance training. Students will increase the flexibility of their joints, build their aerobic conditioning, and tone muscles. Previous yoga experience is needed for full participation in the Iron Hatha yoga class.
Malden Center Yoga Studio
427 Main Street, 2nd floor, Malden MA
Invigorate yourself with a challenging yoga class that covers longer holding of poses, deep breathing, and the classic Sun Salutation.
Yoga and Tone
Real Life Health & Yoga
99 Bridge Street
Weymouth, Massachusetts 02191
Yoga and Tone uses hand weights in a yoga class to further tone all areas of the body. Yoga and Tone is a slow and controlled class.
Yoga for Athletes
180-186 Cabot Street
Building stamina and strength are are the heart of Yoga for Athletes. The class also helps athletes reduce their risk of sustaining sports-related injuries.
The class focuses on the traditional Sun Salutation sequence, a yoga basic that works most major muscle groups in the body. With the Sun Salutations, yoga students will awaken their muscles in their back and chest, and the shoulders. The stretch will also be felt in hamstrings, hips, and quadripceps.
Breathwork is also a part of the Yoga for athletes class, and students will increase the capacity of their lungs.
Yoga for Athletes is a yoga class for all levels of yoga students, including beginners. The class is 75 minutes long and accepts drop-in students.
Yoga for Athletes
Center For Yoga and Healing
393 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts 01701
(508) 620-YOGA (9642)
The Yoga for Athletes class will help athletes by improving their mind-body connection. The class will also help athletes become more flexible and enjoy a wider range of motion, and more balance. Deep breathing is also taught.
Yoga for Athletes and Runners
Breathe Joy Yoga
3 Tisdale Road
Sharon, Massachusetts 02067
The Yoga for Athletes and Runners offers a different type of exercise for typical solo exercisers like athletes and runners. The class will help athletes and runners loosen hamstrings and hip flexors. Yoga for Athletes and Runners is for students without injuries that are also in “good” physical shape. Call to register or find out when the next session is offered.
Yoga that Rocks
(www.yogainme.com and www.myspace.com/yoganme)
Yoga In Melrose
665 Salem Street
Malden, Massachusetts 02148
Yoga that Rocks is a vigorous yoga and cardio work out set to rock music. It is an all-level class. Athletes will benefit from this fun and fast-paced work out that will round out their regular training.
Athletes interested in yoga and in using yoga to further improve their conditioning may also want to try also try Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga or Bikram Yoga.