The Yoga and Movement Research Series

Does Yoga improve athletic performance?

It might, but we don’t know exactly how. Jules Mitchell was researching how yoga affects athletics performance for her upcoming book and discovered a gap in the literature. There’s plenty of research about the SAID principle and adaptation, but not enough about yoga’s impact on sports performance. In this episode we talk about the only two studies that cover this topic as well as their many limitations. Hopefully there will be more studies about this in the future so we can have more clarity.

Jules Mitchell is a Yoga Educator, Biomechanist and contributor to the Yoga and Movement Research Project (YAMResearch.com)

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