Technique Tuesday — Stability for Football

Alright bros, here’s a TT just for you! Whether you’re on the field or on the sidelines, finding stability — balance — is a huge player in the injury prevention game. On the field, when you are close-lined by a hard hit, a strong sense of center helps to mitigate not only getting pushed around, but also helps to shock absorb the blow. The more secure you are in your center, the better you'll be able to prevent your shoulders, hips, and knees from getting knocked out of alignment and tweaked into injury. And, for all you fans, getting centered will help you to find a sense of grounding and stability in your sport and in your life.

This sequence will help everyone from football studs to Russell Wilson #fanboys to become more stable on and off the field.

Try it: Stability for Football

Chair

  • Bring your feet hip’s width apart.
  • Bend your knees and sink your booty out and back like you’re sitting in a chair.
  • Engage your core.
  • Bring your arms down along your sides.

Single Leg Balance Flow

  • Keep your core engaged as you lift your right knee up to waist-height, bending your knee to a 90-degree angle.
  • Hold here as you find your balance on your left leg, keeping that standing knee slightly bent.
  • Lower and lift the right leg a few times, continuing to engage your core and stabilize your standing leg.
  • Transition to Tree before switching sides.

Tree

  • From Single Leg Balance, bring your right knee out to the side, away from your midline.
  • Place the foot on your calve.
  • Hold for 5 deep breaths before switching to Single Leg Balance on your other leg.

Give it a go Bros! And don’t forget to snap a pic… and tag @jasyoga #Broga #howwedojasyoga