YOGA FOR MARTIAL ARTS
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Yoga has long been proven to be beneficial for overall strength and well-being but in recent years athletes from many sports have supplemented their training with Yoga, especially combat athletes in sports such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kickboxing and MMA.
In this video, Yoga expert Gem Stower introduces you to a customised Yoga program specifically for Martial Arts athletes. In four sessions, Gem will show you
- how to use Yoga movements to warm up for training sessions
- control and improve breathing and expand lung capacity
- recover faster after extreme physical exertion
- combine yoga poses & stretches to improve functional flexibility for Martial Arts
- use Yoga in a way to improve muscular endurance and fitness
- cool down efficiently after a hard training session
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THIS INSTANT DOWNLOAD?
Session One (0:00 - 29:40)
Sun Salutations - 6 Minute Warm Up
This is the basic foundations of any vinyasa class, a great dynamic stretchy flow, that gently engages all parts of the body. This is recommend to be done daily, in the morning or before any exercise. This session includes various options of intensity, so you can keep it easy or challenge yourself.
Belly Breathing - 6 Minutes
A beautiful breath, designed to relax the body and mind, a fantastic recovery breath, to calm the parasympathetic nervous system.
Viloma Breathing - 7 Minutes Interrupted Breath Work.
Gently works on expanding lung capacity, eases anxiety and allows you to start taking control of your breath, allowing faster recovery during grappling or clinch work.
Kumbhaka Breathing - 10 Minutes
This advanced breath technique improves lung capacity, allows for a better CO2 to oxygen exchange, over rides the parasympathetic nervous system, allows you to take less breaths per minute and improves circulation system.
Session Two (29:40 -01:01:57)
Yoga Flow For Lower Body Flexibility - 30 Minutes
This session is designed with both dynamic and static stretches to increase range of motion, lengthen muscles and build hip, groin and leg flexibility.
Session Three (01:01:57 - 01:22:45)
Fast Flow - 20 Minutes
This challenging, fun and playful 20 minute flow, gets you warm quickly, working on the wild thing pose, creating a strong core, abs building upper body strength whilst opening the chest and back, increasing flexibility.
Session Four (01:22:45 - 01:39:57)
Cool Down - 16 Minutes
Get to learn cool down poses to introduce into your daily regime, keeping you injury free.
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