From the Back Cover
Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline will bring you flexibility, balance, and whole body strength, leading to better form, efficiency, and power in your sport. Yoga's emphasis on concentration and breath awareness also improves focus and mental endurance, giving you a true advantage at the end of a long race or training session. The Athlete's Guide to Yoga features hundreds of color photographs of more than 100 poses that address your areas of overuse and inflexibility. Sage Rountree's thoughtful instruction shows simple solutions for challenging poses so that you can realize yoga's proven benefits right from the start. Rountree makes it easy to incorporate yoga into regular training. She provides sample training plans designed for specific sports and tailors yoga routines to your existing training plan. Take just 10 minutes following a long run, do 30 minutes of stretching and relaxation a few times each week, or work in an hour-long strength workout as part of your weekly regimen. Round out any session with one of the stretching sequences targeting your common problem areas. With each pose, you will begin to feel your tightest joints opening up and your weaker muscles coming into balance. Let yoga restore your body and mind for better overall fitness and performance. Sage Rountree is a Registered Yoga Teacher and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and USA Cycling. Her popular yoga classes for athletes draw students ranging from Ironman triathletes and Olympians to everyday cyclists, runners, and walkers. A successful competitor in running and triathlon, she has raced distances ranging from 5K to half-Ironman.