When I played football in Green Bay, we would have a yoga instructor come in and lead a class every Friday in the off-season.
We would have lifted and trained hard all week, and it was a great way to recover the body and mind.
One of my favorite poses that we did was called the Pigeon. It was really great for opening the hips and alleviating low back pain.
Here’s a video that shows you how to do it:
This pose is a great compliment to KB swings, lunges, and other lower body work we do at FVT.
So if you have tight hips and / or low back pain, try incorporating this pose into your recovery work, and see if it helps.
And, if you are interested in giving some yoga classes try, be sure to check out the upcoming Summer Yoga Series we are putting on at FVT:
– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training