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Yoga and Swimming

Yoga is a common pastime for many athletes. Although an ancient practice, yoga has expanded exponentially in American sports and fitness. Many claim yoga is effective in improving range of motion, breathing, stress, and even pain relief. Sounds like a total “Win” for swimmers! 

However, when evaluating these benefits we must also consider potential risks, including inefficient time usage. Swimmers train a lot as it is...most don’t have the time to become full time yogis. The most important question is this: Does yoga translate into better swimming? In this post, we’ll explore some claims about yoga’s purported benefits and how yoga may fit into a supplementary conditioning regime for swimmers. 

Please visit HERE for the complete post at Swimming Science.

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