Boxers can do Yoga Poses

Boxing, like any sport, requires a huge amount of skill, dedication, focus, and fitness. In that way, yoga can serve as a complimentary practice for any boxer.

Injuries are inevitable in a sport that is so physically demanding. Yoga is known to heal a wide range of injuries and can work wonders on even the most fragile individuals. Boxers could use yoga to heal their body after years of fighting.

Yoga and boxing have a strong physical connection. Boxers work hard and are in top physical condition to reach their strength. Not only their arms but their entire body should be toned.

These yoga poses are perfect for boxers because they strengthen the whole body.

Plank

Also called the top of a ‘push up,’ Plank is a full-body exercise that requires concentration. Plank requires you to use your quads, biceps, and triceps in order to distribute weight evenly.

This static pose won’t help you build muscle, but there are other ways to make it more effective. Try coming down on your forearms and interlacing your hands for a push-up that will also include the shoulders. Switch between the High and Low Planks a few times to really get your muscles working.

Handstand

 This challenging pose requires a lot more practice and strength. To perfect Handstand, you need to have good upper body strength.

It is best to start by practicing at a wall. Walk your feet behind your hands from Down Dog. Try lifting one leg and using the other leg to push it off the ground. To keep the balance, switch legs so that each side has a chance. You’ll eventually be able to use your core strength to raise both legs simultaneously.

To maintain balance, use your arms, core, and legs. You will feel your entire body working to maintain balance, and blood will flow to the heart and brain. This will make you more alert, energized, and alert.

Warrior II

┬áThe warrior’s pose exudes power and strength.

As you step the left foot backward, rotate your heel and align the front heel with the arch on the back foot. Reach the right arm out in front and the left behind. Your hips should face the left, and your gaze should be directed toward your right hand.

This pose works the quads and core. It also engages your shoulders. You’ll feel more challenged the longer you hold this pose. Try straightening your right leg, then bending it back again while pulsing slowly up and down. Repeat on the opposite side.

Beyond the physical benefits of these poses, each requires extreme focus and commitment. Boxers have to be completely present when they enter the ring. If they are thinking about anything other than the task at hand, their attention will wander, leaving them vulnerable to their opponent.

Yoga is about calming the mind, focusing attention, and gaining concentration. In many yoga poses, our gaze is literally focused on one point. This will help boxers to be mentally prepared in addition to their physical training.

Yoga can be a nice, relaxing alternative to a sport that is both mentally and physically demanding. The time spent connecting with your inner self can help you gain a new perspective on life. This is beyond what you learn in the training ring and during competition. This can help release tension and stress and leave the aggression behind.

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