Athletes can build flexibility and strength by cross-training with a targeted yoga workout. Yoga for Athletes presents 12 different customized yoga sessions ranging from 20 to 60 minutes for each of 16 sports: baseball, basketball, cycling, football, golf, hiking, kayaking, martial arts, rock climbing, running, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and weight lifting. Choose your sport, then select from a dozen yoga workouts emphasizing certain muscle groups (such as hips, shoulders, legs) or skills (balance, twisting, strength). Instruction is slow and detailed enough for beginners to learn the poses.
Instructor Barbara Benagh, an avid road cyclist and an advanced yoga practitioner with more than 25 years of teaching experience, uses voice-over to explain carefully how to do each pose. Jason Gordon, an advanced practitioner, demonstrates the poses clearly.