VIDEO: Flexible Warrior Yoga - Energy 2 Pose Breakdown

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Presented by Karen Dubs of FlexibleWarrior.com

This clinic was part of the 2008 Multisport World Expo in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Flexible Warrior athletic yoga is a series of poses with triathletes specifically in mind.  All of these poses can serve to alleviate the regular muscle tightness that many triathletes get. 

This second video is a continuation from Part 1 of the Energy Sequence, adding on Crescent Lunge, Yogi Pushups, and Cobra in addition to some discussion on Basic Principles.

This segment is in a workshop format, as an introduction to athletic yoga. The first 15 minutes comprise of the specific yoga poses while the last 10 minutes is an audience question and answer session.

The poses covered in this second part of three series are:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Mountain Pose
  • Forward Fold
  • Lunge
  • Runners Stretch
  • Downward Dog
  • Child's Pose
  • + Crescent Lung
  • + Yogi Pushups
  • + Cobra

Additional information:

General Pose Guidelines
Energy Sequence Part 1 Poses

The poses of all three of the segments in this series are also fully represented in the edited DVD:

FLEXIBLE WARRIOR ATHLETIC YOGA
Yoga for Triathletes Vol. 1

The 3rd and last video in this series will be the Flexibility sequence, a series of slow, restorative poses.

Practice Tips:

  • Move slowly and deliberately from one pose to the next. Listen to your body.
  • Do not force a stretch! Doing so will only tighten muscles and result in injury.
  • Hold each pose for 5 –10 breath cycles before moving onto the next stretch.
  • Focus on full diaphragmatic breathing to open the body and calm the mind.
  • Practice this sequence 3 to 5 times a week, or after each swim, bike or run.

The following guidelines help ensure your safety:

*Listen to and follow instructions carefully
*Do not perform postures or movements that are painful
*Breathe smoothly as you stretch
*Do no hold your breath or strain to attain any position
*Work gently, respecting your bodies abilities and limits
*Ask for help if you are unsure of any movement
*Pregnant women must consult their healthcare provider before starting yoga

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date: November 6, 2008

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Flexible Warrior

If you are an athlete and think yoga isn't for you because it's too weird, too slow, "you're not flexible"...then you need to try Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga for flexibility, total body conditioning and cross training!

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If you are an athlete and think yoga isn't for you because it's too weird, too slow, "you're not flexible"...then you need to try Flexible Warrior Athletic Yoga for flexibility, total body conditioning and cross training!

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