This winter, let’s avoid knee injuries!

This winter, let’s avoid knee injuries!

A torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the worst forms of knee sprains, accounting for one-third of skiing accidents every year. While much of the blame lies with improperly adjusted bindings, which are responsible for nearly half of such injuries, inadequate physical fitness also plays a part.

To decrease the risks of knee injuries, do yoga. Yoga improves flexibility in the pelvis and lower back, and also sharpens the capacity to concentrate. More importantly, it increases stability in the knees by working the flexibility and strength of secondary muscles that are less used in sliding sports. For example, the sequences of postures that emphasize flexibility and openness of the hips, the psoas, and the upper torso, combined with other specific postures that improve suppleness in such overdeveloped muscles as the quadriceps, are extremely beneficial.

By practicing yoga regularly, your body will be better prepared to take those ski slope turns with strength and stability. I recommend a regular practice of just 10 minutes each day to transform your body and your active leisure pursuits in the winter!

Yoga routine for triathletes

Yoga routine for triathletes

Triathlon season is upon us! Do you want to stay in peak shape without compromising your training? Would you like to recover more easily and avoid injuries during sporting events? Do you want to feel that your body is more supple and powerful? Here are some yoga postures you can practice daily while breathing, deeply… Continue Reading

Tap into new energy this spring!

Tap into new energy this spring!

The months of April and May are ideal for doing a little spring cleaning. Some yoga practices, combined with a cleansing routine, will help the body to more easily eliminate toxins accumulated over the winter. Because they help increase blood flow to the internal organs and stimulate lymphatic function, the most beneficial yoga positions are… Continue Reading

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