In a previous article, I mentioned that back pain is one of the primary reasons for visiting your doctor. The pain is either a constant dull throbbing or a sharp pointed pain, and in a desperate attempt to resolve the issue, you trek all the way to your doctor... but what if you could take control and do something to feel better?
A major contributor to lower back pain is a tight psoas muscle, or rather group of muscles. The psoas group attach at the lumbar spine, run through the pelvis and then connect on the inside of the femur bone.
Everyone agrees that golf is a very demanding game, both physically and mentally. The repetitive motions over 4-5 hours can put a lot of stress on your body.
Why Condition for Golf?
During each game you will:
- Take over 300 swings... twisting on one side!!!!!
- Lean over 30-40 times
- Bend down 40-50 times
- Walk 4-5 miles
Start training so you can play pain free!
- 63% of golfers will experience low back pain
- 30% of pro golfers will play injured – Freddy Couples struggled many years with back injury
First off, I am happy to announce that we have added a few classes to thefall scheduleand hopefully these new times will give you more flexibility.
See ourClasseswebpage for the schedule!
Yoga for golfers
Our Yoga for Golfers class is proving to be very popular. The class is 60 minutes of fun, energy and innovative yoga poses. From this class you can expect to:
- Improve your flexibility and strength
- Increase your breathing awareness
- Increase your sense of balance
- Improve your focus on the golf course
In this day and age, where our pace is never fast enough, it is easy to turn to fast foods, simply because they are easy and tasty, producing an instant reward for the tired mind. Manyfast food restaurants now offer what they claim to be healthier choices, however, these items are often loaded with sugar and fat.
A yogic lifestyle and proper eating habits go absolutely hand-in-hand, and the foods you eat should create balance and harmony in your system.
Every person is different and to find your own balance and harmony, I encourage you to monitor the foods you eat to determine what works for you and what does not.
Do you ever find yourself on the first tee and not ready to make a good swing right away? You're not really stretched and the results show. It inevitably takes 3 - 5 holes to feel loose!
Yoga can be your solution as it helps you immediately.
Yoga for Golfers is by far the best method for increasing your flexibility, gaining distance and learning to stay calm. It helps you make your entire body respond effortlessly to the demands of a golf swing and keeps you calm and focused throughout your round.
Imagine this: It’s the end of a long day and you bump into someone you know. They greet you with the usual: “Hey Ricky, how are things?” You roll your eyes, smile a tired smile… “Don’t ask!,” is your only reply. Immediately, you feel connected as your colleague is likely feeling the same way.
For many, this is a daily scenario. At the end of the day you long to go home and relax. Your head hurts, your shoulders are tight and your legs are stiff from sitting all day. Sadly, many get home only to start their evening drill!