In this article we are going to cover two warm up exercises. Remember that stretching and warming-up are not the same. You cannot stretch to warm-up, but you must warm-up to stretch. Attempting to stretch cold or cool muscles is ineffective and an invitation to injury. The warm-up portion of any program of physical conditioning is essential. Warm-up increase the elasticity of the muscles, which reduces the likelihood of injury. Stretching and strengthening of muscles prior to yoga increases the effectiveness of the practice. Warm-ups increase circulation and energy flow to the muscles and joints.
These first few exercises increase flow of heat to the major muscle groups of the arms, lets, and torso. Remember that using this portion of http://www.camping-motel-joumiers.com/tag/golf-vacation/ the program before beginning a round of golf can be very helpful.
Mountain Pose- a very basic pose that is the foundation for many other asanas. It brings your focus inward. Good for balance, alignment and correct posture. Will create a weight distribution similar to a proper stance during http://www.golf-a2g.com/tag/all-inclusive-golf-vacations/ the golf game. Pressing into the feet and feeling the support of the earth establishes grounding. Do this exercise for one minute.
Stand erect, with your feet in line with the hips, or together. The feet should be parallel with your toes pointing forward. On the balls of your feet, slowly shift your weight backward and forward until you reach a point of equilibrium. Press your feet into the ground. Slightly lift the arches of the feet and the kneecaps. Engage the muscles of your thighs. Tuck in your pelvis, neither arching nor founding the back. Lift http://lucasjericho50.wixsite.com/golfpackagevacation/cheap-family-friendly-vacations your chest and lengthen the spine. Draw your shoulders back and down, away from the ears. Raise your head to the ceiling. The head should be aligned with your spine. Relax and level your jaw. Take a moment to get centered and establish breathing.
Disclaimer: If you have some type of health problem, make sure you consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program.
By: Dr. Richard C. Myers
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Richard Myers is a keen golfer and his golf tips,gifts and advice web site and Left handed golfers site contains many more free tips and great golfing advice plus training videos and DVDs to help you to improve your swing and lower your score using some very simple exercises.