Yoga for Golfers

This week my parents were in town visiting. Between sitting in the car for the long drive, carrying grandchildren, and moving some heavy boxes, my dad developed some tight and painful muscles in his back. Of course, me being a yoga teacher, I felt compelled to offer him some yoga poses to relax his muscles and ease his discomfort. As he worked on a modified downward facing dog and a few leg stretches, he asked me how he could use yoga to improve his golf game. As those words left his mouth, I think I heard angels singing in the background.

Yoga and golf are two of my greatest passions. You may already know that I was a competitive golfer in high school and college, and I tried to get on the professional golf tour when I was in my twenties. There's nothing I'd love to do more than design a yoga practice to help my dad improve his golf game.

He specifically wanted to know how to improve his flexibility so he could get a better shoulder turn and hit the ball farther. I showed him a few poses, then I decided it would be best to record a short video to help him remember the details when he got back home.

So here it is: Yoga for Golfers (Part I)!

After you watch the video, I'd love to hear from you! In the Comments below, please post any questions or ideas you have about yoga and golf. I look forward to hearing from you!

Lots of love, Zelinda