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Mel Stewart

1996  Olympic Gold Medalist 200 butterfly

Since retiring from competitive swimming, yoga has been my go-to workout to stay fit, and Jeff Grace has been my go-to yoga teacher and expert.

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Yoga for Swimmers: Four Yoga Poses to Focus On

A yoga practice for swimmers should focus on opening through the front of the body and strengthening the back of the body while also developing both body awareness and breathing efficiency.

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Four Yoga Poses for Swimmers to Focus On

A yoga practice for swimmers should focus on opening through the front of the body and strengthening the back of the body while also developing both body awareness and breathing efficiency.

In this video you will learn four yoga poses that swimmers can use to address these areas.

Videos

Take some of the short classes on our YouTube channel to experience how Swimming-Specific Yoga can help your swimming performance. 

Yoga for Swimmers Express Class

Core Strength

Looking for a quick way to crush your core? In this Yoga for Swimmers Express Class we focus on stabilizing and strengthening the core while working with the breath.

 

 

Yoga For Breaststrokers

This yoga for swimmers sequence has been created specifically for your breaststroke.

Breaststroke is a unique stroke requiring different needs in the way of hip mobility and stability. In this yoga for swimmers sequence you will learn ways to develop hip mobility and stability as well as body awareness.

This video is a little different in the first half of the video you will learn the sequence in great detail and in the second half of the video you go through the sequence more quickly moving through each pose with one breath.

Articles

Read some of our latest articles to learn how a Swimming-Specific Yoga practice can help your swimming performance. 

Yoga for Masters Swimmers - Working with Your Range of Motion

Yoga is an incredible and accessible way for masters swimmers to address their mobility through the practice of mindful movement

Yoga for Swimmers - Three Ways to Develop Body Awareness

Developing greater body awareness is one of the advantages of incorporating a swimming-specific yoga practice into your training plan.

7 Reasons Why Yoga Can Take Your Swimming to the Next Level

Implementing a yoga practice designed for the unique needs of swimmers is an effective way to enhance your dry land training and your performance

Down Dog

When it comes to a Swimming-Specific Yoga practice this pose accomplishes many things that we want to make sure we are developing on the mat to give us an edge in the water.

They include - shoulder stability, shoulder mobility, body awareness, hip mobility and ankle mobility.

To learn some of the finer points of how to do a Down Dog check out our pose tutorial.

 

 

Yoga for Swimming - Increase Your Mobility with Yoga

Developing a swimming-specific yoga practice is an effective and efficient way to address your mobility.

Increasing mobility in specific areas of the body in a functional way can have a positive effect on your swimming performance as well as helping prevent injuries.

In this article you will learn five areas of the body that are important for swimmers to address their mobility and poses that will help you increase your range of motion.

Yoga for Masters Swimmers - Working With Your Breath

Swimming is a unique sport in many different ways. One of the most significant being that it is one of the only sports where you cannot breathe at will.

For that reason breathing efficiency is an essential element in achieving success. No matter if you are a fitness swimmer, a multi-sport athlete, open water swimmer or compete in the pool, training how you breathe can have a huge impact on your performance.

Yoga for Masters Swimmers - Preventing Injuries with the Help of Yoga

In our first two yoga for masters swimmers articles you learned how a swimming-specific yoga practice can help develop both your mobility and breathing efficiency. In the final article of this series you will learn how a swimming-specific yoga practice can also help prevent injury.

Yoga for Swimmers: Keys to a Strong, Safe and Effective Practice

Athletes and coaches have many questions when considering the implementation of a yoga practice for swimmers. The most important question to have answered is; how do you make a yoga practice safe and effective? Here are six keys to developing a safe and effective yoga practice.

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