» » ยป

Yoga for Swimmers Fresno CA

The minimal gravity effect of swimming is appealing to those who suffer from injury that precludes them from high-impact movement, as well as pregnant women, people with chronic joint pain, and the elderly.

Knot Workx
(559) 824-7142
670 E. Bullard #105
Fresno, CA

Data Provided by:
Ginkgo Tree Yoga
(559) 486-0201
1461 N Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA
 
Fig Garden Yoga Studio
(559) 222-5100
6045 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA
 
Yoga Center
(559) 453-9642
3930 E Saginaw Way 4991
Fresno, CA
 
Sisters Yoga
(559) 298-1444
2940 E Nees Ave Ste 103
Fresno, CA
 
Fig Garden Yoga Studio
(559) 222-5100
6045 N. Palm Ave.
Fresno, CA
Yoga Styles
Certified Iyengar Teacher

Coil Yoga
(559) 233-2397
764 P St Ste M
Fresno, CA
 
Perfect Balance Yoga
(559) 222-6212
5091 N Fresno St Apt N
Fresno, CA
 
Blue Moon Yoga
(559) 434-2469
1144 E Champlain Dr Ste 104
Fresno, CA
 
prana yoga & body-mind therapy
(619) 890-9642
4326 Cleveland Ave.
San Diego, CA

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Yoga for Swimmers

Provided By:

By Baron Baptiste and Kathleen Finn Mendola

Gentle on the joints, forgiving of injuries and other physical limitations, and deeply relaxing, swimming and yoga, when practiced together, unite their strengths, making for a more balanced athlete.

The minimal gravity effect of swimming is appealing to those who suffer from injury that precludes them from high-impact movement, as well as pregnant women, people with chronic joint pain, and the elderly. Logging laps in the pool undoubtedly provides physical and psychological benefits. But too much time spent in the water without counteracting or opposing activities can be detrimental, resulting in body misalignment and lack of bone strength.

Body alignment, integral to all sports performance, is often thrown off kilter in swimmers, says Leslie Sims, a former national swim coach who is currently a yoga teacher at "now YOGA" and head coach at Club Swim in Los Altos and Palo Alto, California. This is due to overdevelopment of the front of the body, which occurs from chronic overuse in three of the four basic swim strokes?butterfly, breast, and freestyle. Because a swimmer's pectorals are predominantly in a contracted state, the opposing fascia (where muscle attaches to bone) of the rhomboids is weakened. Because the backstroke can counteract some of the repetitive stroke motions that lead to such muscle imbalance, Sims instructs her swim students to perform the backstroke at the end of every workout.

Click here to read full article from Yoga Journal