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Over the course of the last month, I’ve been doing some writing for Village Living Magazine, a community-based publication specifically focused on building voices for communities. They have a rich and informative health and wellness section to their online magazine and I thought I might take a stab at advocating for the benefits of Iyengar Yoga — surprise, surprise :).

I’ve written a 4-piece series on how (and why) yoga is a great complement to summer sports and thought you might enjoy the articles. Below, please find a brief summary and a link to the original posts.

As always, I’d love to hear your take. Do you incorporate yoga into your training regime for other sports? Any general comments and/or feedback would be much appreciated. I’d even love to receive suggestions for future articles!

  • This first piece sets the stage outlining what yoga has to offer with respect to popular, summer-time sports such as golfing, biking, swimming, basketball, baseball, etc.
  • The second piece explores how yoga can support you in developing flexibility & speed. In this article, I also highlight specific poses and provide detailed instructions to assist you in practicing at home.
  • The third piece looks at stability and balance and the role that these qualities play in both sports and yoga. Again, I’ve included specific poses with photographs and detailed instructions.
  • The final piece explores the need to vary your approach to practice, depending on the goal you wish to achieve. Here, I specifically look at improving strength, endurance, and agility, and do so with less of an emphasis on precision in each asana and more of a focus on movement. A number of short videos are included to demonstrate how to move swiftly and seamlessly through a sequence of poses.