Yoga for Athletes: Secrets of an Olympic Coach by Aladar Kogler
This text offers an holistic training approach that unifies body and mind through yoga. The yoga exercises in this book not only provide a greater sense of well-being and deeper unity of body, mind and spirit, they also increase the body's ability to rejuvenate itself for overall fitness. The yoga asanas can be used for warm-up, cool-down, regeneration, compensation of muscle dysbalances, prevention of injuries, stimulation of internal organs, or for increasing your capacity for hard training. The reader can experience the benefits of yoga that come from knowing yourself and knowing that you have the ability to control your autonomic, unconscious functions as you raise your mental and physical performance. Yoga is one of the most effective means for accomplishing the daily practice of concentration. Yoga training plans are outlined for 27 different sports.