Yoga and sport go hand in hand. Yoga can help people from all kinds of sporting backgrounds, including runners, cyclists, golfers, horse riders, tennis players, hill walkers and climbers.
Iyengar yoga is an excellent activity to compliment other sports, as it can improve your flexibility and strength, and help prevent injury as you learn to develop more awareness of your body and muscular balance.
Whatever activity you most often do (whether it’s sport, gardening or sitting at a computer all day), you will be over using certain muscles and under using others – leading to tension, stiffness and sometimes injury or strain.
Some other benefits of a regular yoga class include improved posture, better breath awareness, better concentration and learning to relax – all of which can help your performance.