Football is one sport which requires all round fitness. A fit body and alert mind are essential for playing football. Football yoga is a strength and flexibility session on yoga mats for players. The players do not have much time to go for hour long practices. Football yoga has been designed, keeping in view, the benefits of yoga and the time constraints. It consists of yoga poses which can be done quickly. The first pose is lying on the back and lifting the legs up and bringing them down on top of the face. This move will help improve the flexibility of hip muscles. The downward facing dog stretching pose helps to improve the flexibility of hamstrings. Hamstrings are a major problem as injury can happen in stiff hamstrings. The tree pose helps improve the strength of the core and builds endurance and stamina. Football players are required to run for a long period and this can be a big help. Yoga for football players is essential, however, only basic poses that promote core strength and flexibility are really needed to see an impact in player performance.
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