VIDEO: Flexible Warrior Yoga - Energy 1 Pose Breakdown

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Presented by Karen Dubs of FlexibleWarrior.com

This clinic was part of the 2008 Multisport World Expo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Flexible Warrior athletic yoga is a series of poses with triathletes specifically in mind.  All of these poses can serve to alleviate the regular muscle tightness that many triathletes get. 

This first video covers the basic principles plus the breakdown of the Energy sequence-a series of active, range of motion poses and can be used when you wake-up or before a workout.  The 3rd video in this series will be the Flexibility sequence, a series of slow, restorative poses.

All three of the segments are in a workshop format, as an introduction to athletic yoga with audience question and answer.

The poses covered in this first part of three series are:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Mountain Pose
  • Forward Fold
  • Lunge
  • Runners Stretch
  • Downward Dog
  • Child's Pose

*The first lunge-to-runner's stretch transition was not on film.  It is repeated in full later in this segment.

The poses of all three of the segments in this series are also fully represented in the edited DVD:

FLEXIBLE WARRIOR ATHLETIC YOGA
Yoga for Triathletes Vol. 1

Additional information:

General Pose Guidelines
Energy Sequence Part 1 Poses

Practice Tips:

  • Move slowly and deliberately from one pose to the next. Listen to your body.
  • Do not force a stretch! Doing so will only tighten muscles and result in injury.
  • Hold each pose for 5 –10 breath cycles before moving onto the next stretch.
  • Focus on full diaphragmatic breathing to open the body and calm the mind.
  • Practice this sequence 3 to 5 times a week, or after each swim, bike or run.

The following guidelines help ensure your safety:

*Listen to and follow instructions carefully
*Do not perform postures or movements that are painful
*Breathe smoothly as you stretch
*Do no hold your breath or strain to attain any position
*Work gently, respecting your bodies abilities and limits
*Ask for help if you are unsure of any movement
*Pregnant women must consult their healthcare provider before starting yoga

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date: April 15, 2008

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Flexible Warrior

If you are an athlete and think yoga isn't for you because it's too weird, too slow, "you're not flexible"...then you need to try Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga for flexibility, total body conditioning and cross training!

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If you are an athlete and think yoga isn't for you because it's too weird, too slow, "you're not flexible"...then you need to try Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga for flexibility, total body conditioning and cross training!

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