Yoga for Golfers : A Unique Mind-Body Approach to Golf by Katherine Roberts

By Katherine Roberts

From the unquestioned specialist within the box, the authoritative advisor to yoga for golfers

"Working with Katherine for the final couple of years has allowed me to compete at a really excessive level."

--Gary McCord, CBS golfing commentator and Senior PGA travel participant

Katherine Roberts, founder and host of the "Yoga for Golfers" software at the golfing Channel, deals her specific academic tools during this groundbreaking publication, delivering guideline to the hundreds of thousands of golfers--including many most sensible travel professionals--who have grew to become to the artwork of yoga to enhance their online game. according to two decades of workmanship, Yoga for Golfers connects the brain and physique to create a strong health routine, including:

  • Yoga postures in particular chosen for a golfer's wishes
  • Proper respiring strategies
  • Mind-relaxation equipment
  • Injury-reducing stretches
  • Visualization tools--for luck off and on the path

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The takeaway, or first part of the backswing, is not particularly stressful; the shoulders and trunk ideally rotate as one stable unit. The trunk and abdominal muscles are most responsible for controlling this movement. These muscle groups are used to control stress to the spine by providing stability from the top of the pelvis to the bottom of the ribs. The trunk stabilizers include the abdominal and the back muscles. These muscles tighten together to brace and protect this region of the body. Top of the Backswing.

Doctors and therapists may focus on removing the pain rather than addressing the root cause of the problem. When the removal of pain is perceived as the cure, though, problems are sure to ensue. Recurring pain in the back, shoulder, knee, wrist, and elbow is much too common among golfers. • At any given time, as many as 30 percent of all professional golfers are playing injured. • Fifty-three percent of male and 45 percent of female golfers suffer from back pain. • Those who play golf and participate in another sport are 40 percent more likely to develop back pain than those who just play golf.

For golfers, the spine serves as the flexible connection between the upper and lower body. Proper function of the spine is essential to allow the coiling and uncoiling needed to produce a powerful swing motion. The spine has a natural S-shape when we stand upright. It is this upright neutral position that must be maintained to protect the spine while playing golf. The golf swing is a complicated dynamic movement that consists of a series of rotations and counter-rotations of the spine and extremities.

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