Yoga for Golfers: A Unique Mind-Body Approach to Golf Fitness

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Stretch your way to a better game with the revolutionary fitness program that's taking the PGA by storm

As an avid golfer and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Roberts combined her passions to create the incredibly successful Yoga for Golfers program—a unique and integrated educational system providing instruction on how to improve flexibility, range of motion, and concentration on the course. It's the fastest growing fitness program used by amateur and professional golfers ...

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Overview

Stretch your way to a better game with the revolutionary fitness program that's taking the PGA by storm

As an avid golfer and certified yoga instructor, Katherine Roberts combined her passions to create the incredibly successful Yoga for Golfers program—a unique and integrated educational system providing instruction on how to improve flexibility, range of motion, and concentration on the course. It's the fastest growing fitness program used by amateur and professional golfers worldwide. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Roberts makes her unique methods available to you.

Based on twenty years of expertise and guaranteed to work for golfers of all ages, handicaps, and fitness levels, Yoga for Golfers connects the mind and body to create a powerful training regimen geared to produce immediate results, including greater flexibility and strength for distance and accuracy off the tee, enhanced breathing awareness for better swing tempo, and improved overall fitness.

Inside you'll find:

  • Yoga postures specifically selected for a golfer's needs
  • Proper breathing techniques
  • Mind-relaxation methods
  • Injury-reducing stretches
  • Visualization tools—for success on and off the course
  • Step-by-step yoga sequences for every body part, from shoulders to hamstrings
  • Simple methods for charting your progress
  • Plus an exhaustive list of golf and yoga resources to help you continue your training

Katherine Roberts has twenty years of experience in fitness training, yoga studies, and motivation. Her highly successful Yoga for Golfers program has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Sports Illustrated, Golf, Golf Digest, and Self. She has appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, and CBS and is the host of her own weekly show, "Yoga for Golfers," on the Golf Channel. She lives in Cave Creek, Arizona.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071428705
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/27/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 290,345
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Roberts (Carefree, AZ) has 20 years of experience in fitness training, yoga studies, and motivation. Her highly successful Yoga for Golfers program has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Sports Illustrated, Golf, Golf Digest, and Self. She has also appeared on ESPN, Fox Sports, ABC, and CBS. Her new weekly show, "Yoga for Golfers", airs on the Golf Channel.

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Table of Contents

Preface XI
Acknowledgments XIII
Introduction XV
1 Theories of Yoga: Breaking Old Stereotypes 1
2 Traditional Yoga Versus Yoga for Golfers 3
3 What to Expect from the Yoga for Golfers Fitness Program 8
4 Improve Your Golf Performance and Overall Health with Yoga 12
5 Why Condition for Golf? 17
6 Golf Anatomy and Biomechanics 25
7 Determining Your Baseline--Where to Start 37
8 Guidelines and Strategies for a Successful Yoga Experience 40
9 Breathing Awareness--In Yoga and Your Golf Swing 44
10 Various Forms of Yoga 48
11 How to Use This Book 50
12 The Warm-Up Sequence 54
13 Sun Salutations 59
14 Neck and Trapezius 70
15 Hands and Wrists 74
16 Shoulders 76
17 Rhomboids and Upper Back 81
18 Arms 85
19 Rotator Cuffs 88
20 Chest and Thoracic Spine 91
21 Core Strengthening for Abdominals 95
22 Core Strengthening for the Back 99
23 Low Back 105
24 Hips and Glutes 111
25 Balancing Poses 117
26 Legs 121
27 Hamstrings 126
28 Poses for Better Breathing 130
29 Relaxation and Visualization 132
30 In the Locker Room 134
31 On the Golf Course 139
32 Your Sequences: Fifteen, Thirty, and Forty-Five Minutes 145
33 Postround Restorative Sequence 153
A Closing Meditation 157
Glossary of Yoga Terms 159
Resources 161
Bibliography 163
Index 165
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2010

    Get Ready for the Season

    I like yoga for general stretching and relaxation. This book suggests specific poses to support my game.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2004

    Yoga For Golfers

    I just got my copy of Yoga for Golfers and am happy with the purchase. I have been a fan of Roberts from the Golf Channel for some time, and haver tried my best to make her weekly fitness tips a part of my regimine. The book is clear in it's instruction and does an excellent job of blending each of the Yoga postures to specific golf benefits. For me it is low back. I used to lift to try to strengthen it, but by the end of 18 I always knew I was done for the day. I am now playing pretty much pain free. Working on quieting my mind and being aware of my breathing has really improved my putting. There's no way I'm lending this to my friends.

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