Austin Basketball Yoga Workshop – A Great Idea
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Austin Youth Basketball has developed an exciting opportunity to create a dedicated space to relax, stretch, go inward – Basketball Yoga. Yoga provides specific tools to dive into your own breath and body and find your center. Basketball is a beautiful, dynamic sport but it does take a toll on the body.
Today, our kids are pushed to the brink. Between school, technology, sports, relationships…they are under a tremendous amount of pressure. A regular yoga practice can provide quiet time and space away from so much external stimulation and noise. True leaders spend quiet time thinking, planning and goal-setting.
Why basketball yoga?
The idea is to lay a foundation where kids can learn some of the physical and mental benefits from some standard yoga poses and sequences. Kids can then can take their practice into their own hands when their schedules permit. Even if they only have 10 minutes, they can connect to their bodies and become more alert and centered through yoga. Hopefully, it will become a lifetime practice and the sooner the journey begins, the more benefit is available.
Playing basketball puts stress on the joints of the body…shoulders, knees, ankles and hips. Range of motion can be limited by routine movement patterns. Yogically, work can be done to open up and stretch the body to counterpose all of the work that is asked of the joints. Work done on the court can produce tight, inflexible muscles which can lead to dreaded injuries. Learning and incorporating some simple stretching techniques can really pay off in the long term.
Basketball Yoga is one piece of the puzzle of a comprehensive training program for athletic and personal development.