Whether a Little League Player, high school or college baseball player, or in the National League, incorporating some yoga moves will give you a better chance at hitting a home run once you sidle up to home plate.
The physical demands of baseball are great, as good players need everything from fast reflexes to excellent hand-eye coordination. Yoga is the perfect complement to strengthen muscles in both the mind and body.
By building flexibility and strength, yoga can help to prevent pulled muscles. Downward Facing Dog is a great posture to stretch out your hamstrings.
When a player steps up to home plate, it is actually the rotation of one's hips that generates the power, not the swinging of the bat. In other words, the better range of motion one has in their hips, the better the chance for a stronger hit.
The following 3 yoga postures will help to open up tight hips.
- Chair Pose
- Warrior II Pose
- Butterfly Pose.