Yoga For Golfers: Creating More Front Body Extension

Yoga performance specialist Katherine Roberts, explains how the bridge pose can help you create more extension in the front body, creating a more effective and consistent golf swing.

Released on 5/6/2016

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Featuring: Katherine Roberts

Transcript

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Hi, I'm Katherine Roberts.
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In this next Yoga For Golfers training tip,
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we're going to do a pose called a bridge pose,
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and why this bridge pose is so essential for golf
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is because it helps create more extension in the front body.
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So for most of us, we spend a lot of our life
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in more flexion, so if we wanna be able to get the hips
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moving efficiently and effectively in the golf swing,
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we wanna be able to activate the glutes,
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and get the full extension in the finish position,
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this pose will help you do that.
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So pay attention to the very subtle cues, let's get started.
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Start on your back with your feet hip-width apart, 'kay?
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Bring your arms next to your side,
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so they're hugged up against your body,
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and you're pressing your triceps into the ground.
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So here's the subtlety of this pose.
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Drag your feet apart, and squeeze your glutes.
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Lift the hips up.
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'Kay, right there, that might be enough for some of you,
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and if that's it, that's great.
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If there's more, press the triceps into the ground,
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and kinda roll to the backs of the shoulders,
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and pull your sternum back behind you.
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Good.
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Now, the last part of this is to take your knees
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and push your knees away from your body.
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So continue to stay here, let's do
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the whole sequence together.
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Drag the feet apart, fire up the glutes.
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Lift the hips up.
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Press the triceps into the ground,
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lift the sternum behind you, and press your knees
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away from you.
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You'll feel a lot of extension happening
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in the front part of your body,
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and a lot of strength happening in the glutes.
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You can hold that for 10 breaths,
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roll back down, and repeat that three times.
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So it's a fantastic sequence of poses that you can do
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all together in that bridge pose
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to give you a more efficient, effective,
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consistent golf swing, well done.
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