Thursday, October 2, 2014

Yoga Poses to Detox Your Body

I've never really had to deal with injuries, especially sports related, so this tennis season when I had really bad shin splints and tight hamstrings, I've had to learn how to properly stretch, ice and detox my body. A few visits to the school trainer and a trip to a Sports Medicine doctor can really work wonders! After having to stretch and ice my legs so many times, I realized that no matter what physical activity you're doing, it's always a great idea to stretch before and after you exercise. Even if you aren't super active, you should really try to stretch or detox your body through a few different poses. I haven't done much of it my whole life, and let me tell you, it will eventually catch up to you!

Here are 3 of the stretches I find most useful, especially for a tennis player:

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This is an awesome stretch not only for your upper legs and thighs but also to work on your balance (I know personally that I could use some more of that...).  

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Here is another nice one for both your legs and arms/ upper body.

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After a long day, downward dog is always a nice stretch to detox your mind and body. Is it just me or does it feel so good to hang upside down at the end of the day?! 

I have a few more stretches up my sleeve that are better for the areas I personally need to de-stress, but the ones above are great in general for detoxing and strengthening your body!
Do you have any stretches you swear by?
xoxo

3 comments :

  1. Downward dog split is one of my absolute favourite yoga poses!

    Mina | Cream Coloured Ponies

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  2. Love this post! So helpful for any athlete.

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  3. I would love if you could share stretches for tight hamstrings...I definitely could use some ideas! :)

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