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Cross Training? Try Yoga

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Concentration also goes hand-in-hand with relaxation. Almost everyone keeps tension in many parts of their body. In addition to hindering flexibility, tension (which is a tightening of the muscles) uses up energy which could otherwise be spent in optimizing one's endurance, particularly when one is competing at peak levels. Yoga teaches specific techniques for both recognizing and releasing tension.

At YogaPeace many kinds of athletes from professional golfers to serious water skiers practice yoga to give them the edge. We even have the owner of a health spa who just signed up because he feels there is much more to fitness than just aerobics and machines. If you're an athlete, and are serious about getting to the top of your field, find a yoga class in your area and give it a try.