A 35 Minute Basic Core-Focused Practice for Athletes

Here is a video of a short practice focusing on core, hips, and lower back. It is intended for athletes who are just beginning a yoga practice. In the video, I attempted to make breathing practice audible (there is no music), as a reminder to work towards keeping ujjaya breathing active throughout practice. That is, breathe deeply through the noise, keeping pelvic floor lifted, lower abdominal muscles lifted up and in, and work towards maintaining a neutral spine (in most postures) through the engagement of a stable trunk. In this video, I also emphasize some hip hinging movements to activate glutes and hamstrings.

A basic yoga sequence focusing on core strength and stability, hip mobility, focused breathing, and postures intended to ease potential lower back pain (for athletes new to yoga practice).