Many professional footballers are currently using yoga to maintain their bodies for elite performance. This book gives you the yoga warm-up and cool-down routines used by players to improve flexibility, enhance circulation, increase joint mobility and assist recovery. The stretches have been adapted from The Yoga Edge: Techniques to Maximize Your Soccer Game, and are a simple and effective way to help you perform at your best. In the foreword, Australian football legend John Aloisi shares his experience with yoga and the benefits he gained during his playing career. This must-have soccer-specific stretching book is suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
About the Author
Fiona Leard has worked with the Sydney Football Club for a number of seasons conducting weekly yoga classes and guiding players with their warm-up and cool-down stretches. She holds a Master's Degree in Sports Science, is a Certified yoga teacher, and the author of The Yoga Edge: Techniques to Maximize Your Soccer Game. She began teaching one-to-one yoga sessions with players in the A-League in Australia in 2008, and continues her work with individuals, focusing on body maintenance to reduce the risk of soft tissue injury and enhance performance on the pitch.