It may surprise you to know that the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team practice yoga, as do Manchester United and Manchester City football teams. Interviewed in the Daily Telegraph on 6th August 2017, Ryan Giggs, lean, athletiec and still playing Premier League football at the age of 40 gave an undisputed gold star to the benefits of yoga to keep him feeling young and able to compete:
“Yoga strengthens your muscles, improves flexibility, but also keeps you fit and gets you out on the training pitch so you can train every day. You want to be out there so you need to get your body robust and ready for anything. If I do a yoga session the next day (after a game), I’m nowhere near as stiff and I’ll be back training at the right level a lot quicker”. Ryan Giggs
In Summary, Yogas benefits:
Men often experience various aches, pains, and injuries, whether they’re athletically active or spend hours at a desk. Yoga can help prevent injuries in numerous ways.
Yoga improves flexibility and range of motion, which helps lengthen muscles and eliminate tightness and strains. Yoga also improves joint durability by strengthening connective muscle tissue. It also gives you better awareness of your body so you can recognize subtle issues, such as poor posture, and correct them quickly.
Yoga uses natural body weight and resistance to build lean muscle mass. Yoga lengthens muscles and tissue, which improves blood flow. Better blood flow means more oxygen to the muscles, which helps them recover faster so they can grow.
People have improved memory and inhibitory control, which enables them to maintain focus, retain information, make confident work decisions, and have more energy.
The meditation aspect of yoga also helps to improve focus.
Strengthens cardio system including blood pressure, supports your immune system, nervous system & digestive health
Reduces stress, Anxiety, aid sleep & relaxation.
Relaxation, focus, fewer aches and pains, strength and a better game - why not see what yoga can do for you?
My classes for men are 8.30-9.30pm at the Seale Village Hall in Farnham and beginning on September 11th 2017, 8-9pm in Quarry Street in Guildford.
Pre-booking is essential as I have limited space. I also teach one-to-one classes at my yoga space or in the comfort of your own home.