Sports Yoga Workshops Commencing in 2018
SportsYoga® is Ireland’s first and most established sports yoga organisation. As we approach 2018, SportsYoga® is moving into our 7th year of existence and naturally, we are moving forward with tried and tested ideas to improve an athletes performance.
Paulette Egan is my name an I am honoured to be one of the two yoga instructors in University of Limerick. UL is home to many elite athletes from home and abroad and is also the training centre for Munster rugby.
I have developed a sports yoga class that will help you with your sport, enhancing athletic performance, preventing injuries and increasing flexibility and making you stronger in your sport. My classes in UL are very popular with a combination of athletes and students. I love the feedback that I receive from my students, comments like ” every class my head felt a little more harmonious” “My body is more relaxed and my running is improving because of it.” However, I feel the need to channel my expert coaching skills into workshops as athletes are simply not gaining enough advice from my classes.
In 2018, I will be running a series of sports yoga workshops in UL and these are specifically designed to improve athletic performance no matter what your sport.
My workshops will include a slight angle on your traditional training. Read some of my examples below.
Freeing The Spine For That Extra Percent
It is quite common for athletes to develop tightness and a limited range of motion (ROM) in the spine. The spine can be tight in one area and have normal or even extra flexibility in another. Athletes train many hours to achieve results but by freeing the spine, they can achieve that extra percent. This workshop is working with the spine in mind and I will take you through an effective approach to increasing the range of motion in specific areas of the spine that can become tight.
Unlock the Knees – Protect the Cruciate
Have you ever been told to lock your knees in a yoga class? As a Yoga Therapist, my advice to you is DO NOT LOCK your knees ever! This workshop is based on enforcing correct alignment of the knee and with the use of props, I will ensure the balance of strength and release with no sudden movements, planting, or pivoting, and no deep squats. This workshop is a must for serious athletes.
Playing Your Edges – Tune In
The essence of this workshop is to encourage athletes to play to their edge, going only to the point where they feel a significant resistance. Give your body a change to release and under my instruction, I will invite you to go deeper. Play safe and listen to your body.
Use Your Body Energy Efficiently
Improve your energy flow within the body while breaking down neuro-muscular knots especially in the pelvic region where energy tends to stagnate. This energy building and power-developing workshop is fun and energetic and be prepared to wipe your brow!
SportsYoga -Breathe For Speed®
This workshop is an introduction to my Breathe for Speed® Program.
One of the major secrets of energy and vitality is a purified blood stream. Shallow chest breathing promotes early fatigue in athletes, affects their rhythm and their timing and inevitably their speed. Once an athlete becomes aware of the power of breathing patterns, they can then use the breath to release tight muscles, to focus, increase lung capacity therefore improving performance in their sport.
Expand your Horizons for 2018
This workshop is a treat for athletes who would like to take their sport to another level in 2015. We will explore the theory behind Yoga Nidra therapy, sport meditation and visualisation. The concept of Yoga Nidra Therapy is creating space and stillness in the body to encourage a safer recovery from injury or simply a new concept of moving forward…
Exciting times ahead for athletes
The above are some of my interesting workshops that I have lined up for 2018 but I have to finalise the dates and times so watch this space.
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I will keep you updated on my upcoming workshops,