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Book Title: The Athlete's Guide to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility, & Focus|
The author of the book: Sage Rountree
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Edition: Velo Press
Date of issue: February 1st 2008
ISBN 13: 9781934030042
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The size of the: 526 KB
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Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. In The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach Sage Rountree explains the benefits that yoga can bring to every training program. With hundreds of color photographs featuring more than 100 poses, this book treats common problem areas to make athletes stronger in their sport. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga presents:
warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts simple poses to specifically target areas of inflexibility and overuse breath and meditation exercises different types of yoga for each phase of training recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year
Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all athletes.
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Read information about the authorSage Rountree is an internationally recognized authority in yoga for athletes, an endurance sports coach specializing in athletic recovery, and the co-owner of several wellness businesses. Sage is the author of seven books, including The Athlete's Guide to Yoga, Racing Wisely, Everyday Yoga, and, most recently, Lifelong Yoga, cowritten with Alexandra DeSiato. Sage’s classes, training plans, videos, books, and articles make yoga and healthy living accessible to everyone. Her goal is to help people find the right balance between work and rest for peak performance in sports and in life.
With a PhD in English literature and over thirteen years’ experience teaching yoga, Sage is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the highest level (E-RYT 500) with the Yoga Alliance and sits on the faculty at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She offers over 100 yoga classes at Yoga Vibes, and professional development and yoga teacher training courses online at Sage Yoga Teacher Training. Her nationwide workshops include weekends on yoga for athletes; trainings for yoga teachers on working with athletes; and appearances with the Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal LIVE!, the Running Summit, and USA Triathlon’s Art and Science of Coaching Symposium. Her students include casual athletes, Olympians, NBA and NFL players, and many University of North Carolina athletes and coaches. Sage has competed in running races from the 400m to the ultramarathon and triathlons from the super sprint to the Ironman. She has also been an Athleta Featured Athlete (2009) and has been affiliated with prAna as an ambassador and sponsored athlete since 2010. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon and the Road Runners Club of America, and she writes for publications including Runner’s World, Yoga Journal, and USA Triathlon Magazine. Sage has taught in venues as varied as the Pentagon, Prospect Park, and the start line of her local turkey trot. She lives with her husband and daughters in Chapel Hill, NC, where she co-owns several local businesses: the Carolina Yoga Company, with locations in Carrboro, Durham, and Hillsborough, and where she heads the 200- and 500-hour yoga teacher training programs; the Hillsborough Spa and Day Retreat; and the Carolina Massage Institute.