Untertitel: A journey towards health and healing
Klappentext: It is a well-known fact that athletes are prone to injuries – worse still recurring injuries. Injuries weaken the body, which leads to poor performance. Therefore, staying one hundred per cent fit is of vital importance to any sportsperson.
Many competitive athletes suffer from what is known as ‚overuse syndrome‘. Sportspersons who perform repetitive movements often end up with tight, overused muscles that become vulnerable to pulls and sprains, and underused muscles that progressively get weaker. It is this classic syndrome that countless athletes experience at various points in their careers.
In a working life spanning over eight decades, Yogacharya BKS Iyengar taught several sportspersons, right from Professor D.B. Deodhar, the grand old man of Indian cricket, to the willow-and-wicket genius, Sachin Tendulkar, the finer points of yoga. With Iyengar’s in-depth understanding of the human body and psyche, accompanied by his vast experience and extensive interactions with sportspersons, sports scientists and trainers, he adapted specific yogic techniques for athletes.
Yoga for Sports shows how yoga can train the mind and body and help sportspeople become more agile, stronger and focused. Incorporating yoga in their daily life will give them balance, strength and incredible flexibility and help immensely in prevention and treatment of injuries.
Anyone, from any walk of life, from age 8 to 80, can dip into this book and find something of value that they can use to enhance and enrich the quality of their health and well being.
BKS Iyengar was the world’s most formidable authority on yoga. He was responsible for introducing yoga to the western world and making it the phenomenon that it is today. He is the author of over 30 books on yoga, with his seminal Light on Yoga still a masterpiece even after five decades and twenty translations. His eighty-plus years of teaching experience has been put down in this book for all to benefit from the subject. It can be considered as one of his most exhaustive practical books after Light on Yoga and Light on Pranayama.
Aus dem Inhalt:
- Part I
- The art of yoga and sports
- Yoga to attain excellence
- The sceleto-muscular system: Sturdy but susceptible
- Common complaints of sportspeople
- Yoga practice during matches
- Preventing and cure of common health problems
- Methods to recover from the straints of travel
- How to overcome the overtraining syndrome
- How to keep fit after retirement
- Special hints for sportswomen
- Part II
- Techniques for asanas and pranayama
- Part III
- The yoga kit and the yoga props
- Part IV
- Sportspersons on yoga: Testimonials and reflections