Yoga for snowboarding? Does it help?
Yoga is an awesome tool for snowboarding!
Serious stabilization muscles are utilized when you’re sending it down a mountain. Strength in the legs is absolutely necessary for powder days and quick turns through those tree lines. The internal stabilizers of your core are an integral part of control on your board. Enhanced mobility can open up a whole new can of tricks and lower your chances of injury.
Yoga is the perfect blend of strength, stability, and mobility. It can dramatically improve your riding sesh!
I love yoga. I love snowboarding.
You know the saying, “there are no friends on powder day”?
Not entirely true. Yoga is your friend.
Forecast says flurries. 40+ centimeters? Better be the first one on the chairlift, you think…
You roll out of bed before sunrise. Step outside. Finally the weatherman was right. Plenty of pow ready for your fresh lines.
You get out on the mountain. It’s everything you hoped for and more! A morning of riding done right.
Then it hits lunch time. You and your mates grab a bite. Then what? These suckers got’ nothing left in the tank. They’re ready to throw in the towel and it’s not even noon!
But you? You can go all day. Your body is primed and ready. You easily head out for a few more runs before après.
How awesome is that? This is why yoga for snowboarding is so good.
And lucky for you, I’m gonna show you how to get in tip-top shape for shredding some pow.
Keep reading. I’ll show ya how it’s done.
Get Started With Your Yoga For Snowboarding Practice!
In order to create the perfect practice catered to snowboarding, there are some key points to consider.
- Leg strength, stability and mobility
- Back strength and mobility
- Core strength and stability
- Overall balance and stability throughout the body
The emphasis on legs is obvious. However, we’ll also challenge a lot of balance and internal stabilization. Why the back strength and mobilization?
If you’re unfortunate enough to end up on @jerryoftheday‘s thread in a scorpion, at least your back will be prepared for it. We’ll mitigate your chance of back pain from chucking your body around on the mountain.
With these thoughts in mind, I’ve hand picked some asanas to get the job done. I’ve compiled them together in a flow that can be done in a little over 20 minutes. Here’s a video you can follow along with: