The game of golf is a testing one where the players must be balanced in both – body and mind, which is why it can be enjoyed better if you are physically and mentally healthy.
Enhance your game!
While spending hours playing golf can be fun, it can also be tiring for the body. Further, lack of correct posture while playing the game increases the chances of sustaining injuries. So how does one minimize the risks while not compromising with enjoying-the-game part? The solution is simple: By practicing yoga!
Whether it's the tee shot or clearing the sand bunker, a flexible body always helps you perform better. Further, a good posture also helps avoiding those back aches and cramps.
Here's a list of basic yoga postures that can enhance your golfing experience:
The Sun Salutation postures are very useful for golf players as they strengthen almost the entire body and also boost the stamina. Practicing this set of yoga postures can help you hit a birdie like a pro!
The Cat pose brings flexibility to the spine, strengthens wrists and shoulders, relaxes the mind and improves blood circulation. This posture is great for all the golf players as it works mostly on the upper half of the body by strengthening it and also helps keep the mind cool.
3.Adho Mukho Svanasana(Downward facing dog pose)
The Downward facing dog pose brings strength to arms, shoulders, legs and feet. It lengthens the spine, strenghtens the muscles and also helps relieve headache and fatigue which is highly possible after playing golf for a long stretch.
4.Poorvottanasana(Upward plank pose)
The Upward plank pose strengthens the wrists, arms, shoulders, back and spine. It also stretches the legs and hips, helping you stay on the golf course with much more vigor and zest. This posture helps pull off those powerful shots by lending more strength to the wrists and arms and also helps keep problems like Golfer's elbow at bay.
5.Setu Bandhasana(Bridge pose)
Strengthening the back muscles and relieving stress from it, calming the brain by reducing anxiety and stress are some of the benefits of the Bridge pose. This posture also stretches the chest, neck and spine, giving your body more flexibility to play golf with ease.
The Warrior pose tones the arms, legs, lower back and also releases stress from the shoulders. It sticks true to its name by lending you courage, grace and better stamina. This pose helps enhance your game feel and experience by adding more grace to the play.
The Corpse pose is the final resting posture that takes the body into a meditative state and helps repair tissues and cells. It leaves the body in a state of rejuvenation and reduces anxiety.
Join a Yoga class near you to improve your Golf experience: