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Yoga for Athletes at Mind the Mat

  • Mind the Mat 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue Alexandria, VA, 22301 United States (map)

*No class will be held on 12/27*


Whether you're an endurance athlete, a body builder, or a dedicated weekend warrior, this six-week series will help you take your sport to the next level. 

Yoga's emphasis on form, focus, and breath translates into increased efficiency and enjoyment in your sport and your life. In this series you will learn to identify and correct muscular imbalances as well as increase flexibility. Left alone, muscular imbalances can lead to injury. Simply stretching chronically tight muscles without correcting the cause of the imbalance increases the potential for injury. By working on functional alignment cues, you will gain better body awareness and build neurological connections between the brain and muscles, leading to more efficient movements and reducing the risk of injury.

During this 6 week series you will learn to:

- Improve balance, stability, and agility

- Increase awareness of body placement and alignment

- Correct muscular imbalances by learning to engage chronically inhibited muscles

- Increase flexibility and range of motion

- Enhance physical and mental endurance


Earlier Event: November 19
Pre and Post Run Nutrition
Later Event: February 20
Saturday Morning Yoga