Yoga is a useful tool for mental clarity, injury prevention, sports recovery, and physical rehabilitation.
By Kim Fuller
Kevin Pillifant, athlete and professional athletic trainer for the Chicago White Sox.
This is a repost summarization from Wanderlust: When Athletes Become Yogis from Wanderlust. Read the entire article here.
What can yoga give athletes?
1. Yoga for Injury Prevention
The main benefit of yoga for injury prevention, Kevin says, is the balance of strength and flexibility in the practice.
2. Yoga for Sports Recovery
Kevin emphasizes how recovery is as important as the physical activity a person has done.
3. Yoga for Physical Rehabilitation
“Currently, we are recommending yoga for both pre- and post-surgical procedures on the knee,” Kevin explains. “Our patients are reporting great results in injury prevention and post-surgical care with a yoga practice.”