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The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus
     

The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus

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by Sage Rountree
 

Athletes come to the practice of yoga with muscle tightness from hours spent training and little time in their weekly schedules for lengthy sessions. At the height of the season, they often disappear from yoga classes altogether in favor of demanding sport-specific training, yet it is then that yoga can be most beneficial.

Sage Rountree makes it easy for athletes

Overview

Athletes come to the practice of yoga with muscle tightness from hours spent training and little time in their weekly schedules for lengthy sessions. At the height of the season, they often disappear from yoga classes altogether in favor of demanding sport-specific training, yet it is then that yoga can be most beneficial.

Sage Rountree makes it easy for athletes to reap the benefits of yoga year-round. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is set up to complement a rigorous training schedule.

Athletes will find:

-5-minute warm-ups to prepare for daily workouts
-Strength sessions for the off-season and base periods
-Flexibility sessions for when training grows more demanding, including 20-minute flexibility routines designed to follow workouts
-Focus sessions incorporating breath exercises and meditation to improve recovery and sharpen mental toughness for competition
 
Armed with this pocket guide, athletes can incorporate yoga into their training all year long. A spiral binding makes it easy to display pages during each routine, and attractive color photographs fluidly detail the individual poses. Sage also includes tips to simplify trickier poses or vary the routine from one session to the next.

Careful consideration of the athlete's needs has earned Sage Rountree a committed following, and her newest book delivers a practical approach to yoga that will make good athletes better.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Since she herself is a triathlete and runner, Rountree knows exactly where you get tight and why, what it feels like before and after certain workouts, the difficulties of combining a good yoga practice with hard training, and what's realistic or not for an athlete." — SNEWS

"This sweet little book is a delightful and abundant source of yoga pose sequences. The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is a great resource for yoga teachers and an easy source of inspiration and guidance for beginner to intermediate yogis." — YogaBasics.com

"For time-crunched yogis and jocks who don't even identify with the term yogi but want a good stretch or cross-training workout, take a look at The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga. With no need to attend a class or even watch a DVD, there's no excuse to not get a few poses in." — GearJunkie.com

"Sage shares the benefits that yoga has brought to her life as an athlete and offers easy to follow yoga postures and breathing techniques to help athletes of all sports get started with a safe and effective yoga routine and to help them avoid or rehabilitate an injury." — Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga and Beyond Power Yoga, Director/Founder of The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute, and contributor to Yoga Journal

"Sage's clear approach to incorporating yoga into a training season perfectly addresses all the things athletes need to hear about flexibility and balanced conditioning—and Sage delivers it in a way that athletes can relate to." — Karen Dubs, creator of the Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga DVD series

"If you're an athlete looking for a straightforward, informative guide to yoga, The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga is for you. The book is portable, easy to read, and informative." BreakingMuscle.com
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934030417
Publisher:
VeloPress
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Sage Rountree is America's leading expert on yoga for athletes. She is a certified endurance sports coach as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She is a featured instructor at Kripalu and offers yoga workshops for athletes and coaches around the country as well as at Carolina Yoga Company, a yoga studio she co-owns.

An accomplished competitor in running and triathlon, Sage has raced distances from sprint triathlon to Ironman ®, 400 meters to 40 miles, including the Boston Marathon and the 2008 Short-Course Age-Group World Championship in Vancouver, Canada, where she represented the U.S. as a member of Team USA.

Sage is a frequent contributor to Runner's World, Triathlete, Competitor, and Yoga Journal magazines and has contributed to USA Triathlon Life, VeloNews, Running Times, Inside Triathlon, and Endurance magazines. Sage is the author of The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, The Runner's Guide to Yoga, The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga, and The Athlete's Guide to Recovery.

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The Athlete's Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
HeyGuys More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic guide for those who re interested in Yoga. This particular one from Sage is very good for those who do not want too do much reading and jump right into routines, which is fine, but if you want to get the most out of it I would suggest you get her other book too that bears a similar name.