This adaptation of the traditional Sun Salutation adds easy to follow footwork that brings extra attention to the feet, a part of our body often neglected but also important requiring extra attention. This will help you align your body "from toe to head" awakening the body, lengthening and strengthening as you incorporate breath work with movement. As a tennis player your feet are everything.
This powerful flow works the entire body as a unit. Starting from core strength, body alignment, and flexibility the Gun Range Flow will challenge your body with Planks that require a strong mind and body connection. This flow will improve your strength, flexibility, and stamina on the tennis court. Repeat the flow as long as you can stay in alignment.
Utilize this "after tennis flow" to release tension from the neck and shoulders from a hard day of serving. Chair pose lengthens the spine as we keep our "naval to the spine" to protect the knees from going beyond the toes. Down Dog to Pigeon goes through Three Leg Dog which releases tension from hips and stretches hip-flexors, glutes, and hamstrings. The transition to Boat requires core strength, challenging our balance which is a perfect transition to Restorative Butterfly where you can relax and release tension and focus on breathing. #remembertheWin
The Low Lunge is the fundamental starting point on our way to the warriors. A tennis players flexibility, core strength, and balance is always tested with a move like this.
This is the first major stretch getting into the Running Warrior Flow This works hip flexors, inner thighs, as well as stretching your entire lower body. Keep your back straight moving side to side MAKE SURE your knees do not move past your toes on either side!
Yoga on the beach is even better for strengthening your joints