Top Thoughts How Yoga Can Help Your Golf Performance

    There are a few more thoughts that we would like to share in this final section before wrapping up. We hope the combination of the points below and all the content provided will be enough to cause you to at least consider the possibility of using yoga as a way to improve your performance on the course.

  • Low-impact fitness option. If you have been dealing with an injury, or if you just want to avoid developing any new injuries, you might find it tough to get into a traditional fitness activity like running or lifting weights. As a low-impact option, yoga is desirable because it should not wear on your joints like so many other fitness activities. Nothing is completely safe, and it is possible to injure yourself while in the practice of yoga, but most would agree that outcome is less likely than an injury sustained while running, for example. As a fitness habit that you should be able to maintain for years to come, yoga is a great pick.
  • Build strength. You may not build muscle in yoga class the same way you could by lifting weights, but that doesn’t mean you won’t gain strength. In fact, if you practice yoga the right way, with the help of a qualified instructor, you almost certainly will gain strength in a number of key areas. That strength can help you perform better on the golf course. You should be able to develop more power in your swing when you have stronger muscles, and you should be able to sustain your level of play for a longer period of time.
  • Yoga as putting training. To hit great putts, you need to be able to hold your body perfectly still while you just rock your shoulders back and through. Of course, yoga is a great place to learn how to hold your body perfectly still. You won’t be standing in a putting position while in your yoga class, but that doesn’t matter – you will still be mastering the ability to hold still for an extended period of time. By comparison, it will seem rather easy to hold your body still for just a few seconds while hitting a putt.
  • Yoga at home. If you only get your exercise at a gym with equipment, you will need to make your way to that gym each time you want to go through your workout routine. Yoga is far less restrictive. Once you learn a few poses and get comfortable with your technique, you can easily practice yoga on your own time. It is still advisable to take some classes in order to learn new poses and be taught by an instructor, but fitting a short yoga session into a busy day is a nice alternative from time to time.
  • When you start to think about the various ways in which you can improve your golf game, yoga probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. And, to be fair, it probably shouldn’t be – there are plenty of other ways to improve your play which will be more effective than attending yoga classes. However, yoga can be beneficial to your golf game, and it may help your overall fitness off the course, as well. As long as your doctor gives you approval, keep an open mind to the option of using yoga as a way to improve your golf game moving forward. Good luck!