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Yoga in American Football

floydkilla552010-07-05 00:28:59 +0000 #1
I Play Football and Have Come To The conclusion that i would benefit from yoga. id have more focus and be more flexible which helps in my stances. I've also heard it can add to height which would help since im not an ideal height. and inch or 2 would be great and would be such a great help.

now my questions are, what posistions would help me in football and what kind of increase in height could i expect
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 00:42:47 +0000 #2
Hello Floyd,

First we need to dispel the idea of increased height through yoga. It is possible to correct slouching posture and thus stand more erect. That would be your actual height and that will not change radically unless you are still under 20 and still actually growing. So the answer is "expect no change in your height".

As far as yoga postures that might assist you for football (or a life with football in it) that would depend a bit on what position you are playing. Typically offensive and defensive lineman have some different needs then do members of the backfield, linebackers, or secondary.
floydkilla552010-07-05 00:37:11 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by InnerAthlete



Hello Floyd,

First we need to dispel the idea of increased height through yoga. It is possible to correct slouching posture and thus stand more erect. That would be your actual height and that will not change radically unless you are still under 20 and still actually growing. So the answer is "expect no change in your height".

As far as yoga postures that might assist you for football (or a life with football in it) that would depend a bit on what position you are playing. Typically offensive and defensive lineman have some different needs then do members of the backfield, linebackers, or secondary.

well im 15 and i guess im still growing

and im and offensive and defensive lineman. I mainly want to loosen up my back and legs

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