Prepare and Repair in Youth Sports and Performing Arts

Many sports and dance are highly ballistic, meaning muscles must contract at maximum speeds in short bursts and require explosive movement (jump, lunge, sprint and change directions) as fast as possible.  Pre-sport warm-ups should be dynamic movement that reflects the demands of the sport or performing art, especially for growing bodies and minds.  

Yoga targets Mindset practices (meditation and mantras) and Movement for muscle groups specific to jumping, pivoting, lateral slides and lunging patterns. This bridges activity so muscles can be a peak tension before training, play or a performance.  

Post practice, game and performance cool downs can help repair the body and mind. Recovery with reflection and static stretches can help prevent injuries and maximize mental capacity to maintain motivation and achieve peak performance.

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