5 Benefits of Yoga for Volleyball Athletes

Yoga designed for volleyball athletes is not “athletic” or “powerful” yoga – it is a method of recovery used to balance out the physical demands, repetitive actions, and mental stress of the gym/court/field. When practiced correctly, yoga can play a vital role in the development of an athlete, progressing their performance both physically and mentally.

Although there are so many benefits athletes can gain from yoga, here are the top five!

1. Decrease Stress

The mental benefits of yoga puts it a step above all other training. Activating the parasympathetic nervous system will decrease stress, reduce fatigue, and keep the mind sharp.

2. Increase Flexibility

Yoga will increase dynamic joint range of motion (more load to explode). This translates to greater range of motion in the shoulders and hips, which will make a volleyball or baseball swing more powerful.

3. Improve Balance

Stability and balance equates to enhanced movement control, contributing to better technique and form for sport-specific movements.

4. Increase Oxygen Efficiency

Breathwork allows an athlete to last longer during high pressure situations, recover quickly on the court/field, and improve overall performance.

5. Decrease Chance of Injury

Yoga helps to relieve joint stress, improve body awareness, and correct and prevent muscle imbalances – keeping the athlete healthy and playing their sport longer.

Easily Provide Yoga to your Athletes

The great news is, you can offer yoga to your athletes with no extra work being done on your part!

YAX Online (an on-demand platform created by Yoga Athletex) allows you to easily incorporate recovery for volleyball athletes into your current team training. It features 200+ videos of recovery methods such as yoga, breathwork, mediation, SMR, and more  – all designed to improve performance, decrease injury, and increase playing time. 

Each athlete receives their own login so they are able to work in recovery when it best fits their schedule. Just include the fee into your dues and let Yoga Athletex do the rest. 

Yoga Beginner Series

The Yoga Beginners Series on YAX Online is the best place for your athletes to get started. It covers basic yoga movements and breathwork techniques; It’s great for all levels and all sports.

How to Get Started

INQUIRE: Fill out THIS FORM to get a quote. You’ll receive a proposal with discounted team pricing and you’ll have the option for a complimentary Zoom call to go over any questions.

REGISTER: Sign up and submit payment.

ONBOARDING: Provide your athletes’ names and emails so they can be sent their logins to start using YAX Online! You’ll get an onboarding Zoom call with your team or club to help your athletes get started.

Make this season the best yet by incorporating season-specific recovery for volleyball athletes. Take the first step by getting a quote on team pricing.

Quote for Team Discount

Free Recovery Guide

This Recovery Guide provides a clear blueprint for incorporating recovery methods (such as yoga, meditation, and breathwork) into into training depending on the athletic season (pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season).⁠

For each season, it gives you a class type for:

  • Off Days
  • Practice Days
  • SAC Days
  • Game Days
  • Tournament Days

Yoga Athletex would be happy to answer any questions you have! Please email hello@yogaathletex.com and we will get back to you shortly.

2023-01-30T09:43:47-06:00January 30th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Coaching, Fitness/Mental Training, Players|
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