Yoga: The Gift That Keeps on Giving – Christina McGrath

Yoga: The Gift That Keeps on Giving – Christina McGrath

As the season is in full swing and we are riding, skiing, teaching, jumping, spinning, working out, drinking coffee and trying to stay warm – the big question is how to make it out of the crazy season stronger, healthier, happier and better than before.

I believe that we can all better our health, avoid injury and burnout by adding extra attention to our recovery habits. I know you probably agree!

Therefore, I created the power of 5 yoga for skiers and snowboarders – pre snow, post snow, core, recovery and strength sessions. The yoga sessions are exactly what your body needs to keep running full speed all year long and are a blend of the perfect movements to balance your day on the hill.

  • I believe that yoga saved me from burnout and injury.
  • I believe in optimization through recovery.
  • I believe that you can get stronger, faster, and focused with proper and accurate personalized recovery practices.

We must eat, sleep and breathe everyday so why not do that to the best of our ability in a personalized way to optimize our sport? I fell into this idea over 12 years ago, I was teaching full time, running marathons and had a host of physical issues that were starting to break me down. I had this sinking feeling that quite literally my life would be over if I couldn’t’ ride (somewhat inaccurate since a lot of my friends ride after injury) but I could not imagine a day without riding. Do you ever feel like this?

That was when I discovered yoga, which was not mainstream. Since I’m a teacher and love to share, I wanted to teach everyone what I learned so they wouldn’t burn out. I learned quickly that teaching yoga for athletes was so much different and we needed to be strong and not too flexible – but breath work and mobility was the key.

I know you are on the hill almost every day so it’s imperative to your career in this field to fuel your mind and balance your body. These sessions are designed specifically for you. I have been teaching for over 17 years all over the world, sometimes back to back seasons and I have also taught these classes to ski schools in Colorado and New Zealand. My goal is to make sure you feel good and get stronger – I hope you enjoy!

Benefits of Yoga for Athletes Protocol

  • High energy and focus
  • Reduce risk of burnout
  • Enhanced Injury prevention
  • Sustainable Mobility
  • Optimal recovery
  • Cognitive enhancement
  • Increase confidence
  • Increase strength
  • Reduce recovery time
  • Healthy mind and body
  • Increase focus and clarity
  • Reduce inflammation

Here’s how it works:

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ACTION: 

  • Do the pre and post ski/ride sessions a few times a week.
  • Do one core and/or strength session when you have an easy day on the hill.
  • Do the recovery day session on your day off, or the night before your day off.
    • Ideally you clock 2-3 yoga video session a week and incorporate some of the key poses randomly in your morning routine.

Pre-Snow, Post Snow, Core, Strength and Recovery Sessions will keep you strong, supple and balanced for the whole season. A must do for everyone who intends to make the most of their season working and riding/skiing in the mountains. These are yours to keep and to refer to daily or as you need. If you’re serious about improving your performance commit to doing a few sessions a week and reap the full benefits.

I also provide nutrition programs for athletes to help daily energy, performance, strength, and reach health goals. My “perfect diet” program (most popular) is a personalized program to help you decipher and reduce foods that cause inflammation, work with your lifestyle to create positive habits, and help you reach your next health goals. Contact me for a free discovery call to see if this would help you.

—Christina McGrath

Level 3 Snowboard Instructor and Breckenridge Ski Resort

christina@swellfitliving.com

 

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