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Work In: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results

Work In: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results

by Erin Taylor


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Work In shares new mental and physical recovery techniques for athletes who give it all in every workout. Yoga and recovery coach Erin Taylor gives athletes practical tools and an integrated plan for real recovery from training—and everyday life. By making yoga and meditation easy for anyone, Taylor gives athletes a way to do recovery right. Just 5 minutes a day of “working in” can prime athletes for faster, fuller recovery and higher performance.

With unprecedented access to training data and workout bragging rights on social networks, athletes are doing everything they can to “win the workout” and keep pace with the athletes around them. Every athlete knows that training brings results, but workouts are only half the equation. Workouts tear the body down. Athletes must also “work in” to gain full recovery, when the body rebuilds for higher performance.

Taylor’s Work In program brings real recovery to athletes wherever they are—at home or on the trail, track, field, or court. Work In techniques can be performance anywhere with minimal or no props and can be easily incorporated into any training plan. Work In offers

· Low time commitment—just 5 minutes a day to fully integrate recovery into training

· A 28-day recovery plan to introduce meditation and restorative yoga

· 11 meditations for athletes and 3 visualizations for brain training and mental focus

· 27 poses and 4 restorative yoga routines for physical relaxation

· Tips to get started and prompts to stay engaged

Erin Taylor’s Work In will help athletes balance working out with working in so they can close the gap between where they are and where they want to be.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715779
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Erin Taylor is an international leader in yoga for athletes and founder of Jasyoga, a revolutionary approach to yoga for athletes. Her mission is to help as many athletes as possible use yoga to achieve their goals, and become more balanced and resilient along the way. She shares her approach in Hit Reset: Revolutionary Yoga for Athletes and Work In: The Athlete’s Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results.

It was her own experience of being sidelined by injury as a collegiate basketball player that first showed her how yoga can be the “Reset” that brings athletes back into balance. Erin founded Jasyoga to equip athletes with powerful skills to prevent injuries and enhance recovery, optimizing performance in sport and life. Over the last decade, she has infused meditation, functional anatomy, and physical therapy techniques into her practice. Now accessible anytime, anywhere via her online video platform and Hit Reset and Work In books, Erin’s approach has been widely embraced by athletes ranging from recreational to elite, and can be configured to help anyone achieve their goals.

In addition to privately coaching sports teams and athletes, she hosts yoga-for-athletes certification programs and writes a popular blog at She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

Table of Contents


Intro: Work in for the win

1 Rethink recovery

Slow down to speed up

Use your nervous system

Signs that you need to work in

How to work in to recover for real

2 Get your head right

Why meditate?

Flow on purpose

Make the most of stress

How to meditate

The tools

How to get started

Hurdle the barriers

Work in for mental focus: 4 breathing meditations, 3 mantra meditations, 3 visualizations, 4 sensation meditations

3 Recharge your body

Why do restorative yoga?

How to do restorative yoga

How to get started

Work in for physical relaxation: 17 poses to relax deeply, 10 poses to gently mobilize, 4 restorative yoga routines

4 The 28-day recovery plan

High fives

About the athletes

About the author

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