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Yoga for Golfers with Natalie Gulbis

LPGA Pro Natalie Gulbis shows us her favorite yoga poses for improving golfing strength, flexibility, and focus.

Released on 5/10/2016

Credits

Starring: Natalie Gulbis

Transcript

00:00
(lighthearted music)
00:06
They key muscle groups that you need in golf are
00:09
everything around your core, from hips, glutes, your lats,
00:12
your abdominals, your obliques, and all of that gets
00:15
worked in yoga.
00:20
My favorite yoga poses are the standing yoga poses.
00:23
Those are great 'cause they work on balance, stability,
00:25
and you're also strengthening, and those completely are
00:28
perfect for golf.
01:17
If you hold 12 yoga poses for one minute, you will get the
01:20
benefit of everything that you have to do in workouts.
01:53
What's great about yoga is it's not as competitive as other
01:56
sports, so it's just you and your limits.
02:07
I do yoga 'cause it's a great exercise for me being a back
02:11
patient; I've had back injuries my whole career and through
02:14
the 15 years that I've been on tour, yoga's a great way...
02:16
I mean it's great for your mind, but it's great for your
02:18
body; it's kept me strong and lean and helped with muscle
02:21
endurance, and it's just an activity that I
02:23
really enjoy doing.
02:25
And what's great is you can do it anywhere.
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