How Yoga Can Help Your Swing

Katherine Roberts works with many professional athletes including Major League Baseball players and PGA Tour pros. In this video, she demonstrates some key poses that will help your game.

Released on 4/21/2017

Transcript

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To get the most efficient, effective,
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and consistent golf swing,
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we wanna make sure that the hips can both
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internally and externally rotate.
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This next series of yoga for golfers poses
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will help you do just that.
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So, let's start on our backs
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and we'll start with the feet as wide as the mat,
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or maybe even just slightly wider.
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You'll bring your arms over your head like this.
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So, we'll let the hips drop down to the left
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and then bring them back up,
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and then let them drop down to the right.
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And you can repeat that 10 times.
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Now we're gonna come up to a reclining pigeon pose,
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so take the right ankle over the left knee
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and I want you to flex your right foot,
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and feel like now you're pushing your right knee
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away from you,
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so you really get good extension in your right hip.
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And you can hold that for five to 10 breaths.
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Now let this foot come down all the way to the ground,
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and now pull your right leg towards you on the inhale
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and on the exhale push the right knee away.
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And again, you can do that five or 10 times.
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Make sure your right foot stays on the ground.
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Now, lastly we'll come back up,
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keep your foot in the same position.
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Pick up your hips and move them to the left.
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Now, take your left foot a little bit to the left.
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Now let your hips fall down to the right,
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focusing on hip extension on the left side.
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Take a big breath in,
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exhale, push your left hip up to the sky,
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and if there's more extend your left arm over your head
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and have a nice big stretch.
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Good.
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And just make sure you repeat that on both sides
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to get more internal and external hip mobility.
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