A key factor in creating a new habit:DISCOMFORTISNECESSARYFORCHANGE.How does this apply to your game? Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, golf yoga workshops, and mindfulness for golf programs in Santa Cruz, CA.
We can infer from Tiger’s infamous quote, “I just couldn’t get my glutes to fire,” that he must have forgotten to do his Bridge Pose. This simple golf yoga exercise strengthens the back of the legs, especially the glutes, leading to a more powerful lower body move in the golf swing. Begin reclined, and then slowly roll-up into Bridge […]
As a journaling exercise for golf, list 3 inner patterns you are currently attaching to in your game (or life) you’d like to transcend. If you can’t think of any, notice what makes you angry. If there is anger, then there is an attachment. Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game […]
Downward-facing dog is both a famous yoga posture and an impactful golf exercise. It’s benefits include: Ankle and calf flexibility for better balance and weight shift, especially on uneven lies. Shoulder strength and mobility for freedom in the rotational elements of the swing. Core engagement for greater power and stability. Overal strength, stamina, and conscious breathing […]
Always make sure to keep the hamstrings healthy and happy for golf. . .Practice this simple toe-touch forward bend to promote length in the back of the legs.**Avoid or modify if there is an injury Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sutras: Lessons for Transforming the Mental Game with Yoga’s Inner Wisdom” and founder of […]
Revolved Half Moon (Sanskrit: Parivritta Arda Chandrasana)This multi-tasking posture challenges numerous physical elements that are required for an efficient and powerful golf swing: Balance Rotational mobility Core engagement Leg strength Joint alignment Most importantly. . .focus! Build this difficult posture into your golf fitness routine and enjoy it’s unlimited benefits. *Hold each side for 5-10 deep breaths. […]
Side Warrior II (Sanskrit: VIRAbhadrasana II) is one of the most famous yoga postures. As you can see, VIRA is a conjugation of VIRYA, our courageous “golf vitamin.” Side Warrior II promotes stronger legs, flexible external rotation of the hips, and improves balance. A valuable addition to both a golf fitness and mental fitness routine. Dodie […]
‘ An essential component for maintaining posture through impact and generating effortless power, make sure your golf fitness program includes a lot of side-bends. More importantly, increasing oblique stability (side abdominal muscles . . .aka: ‘love handles’) will keep your back safe, upper-body and lower-body in proper sequence, and add more distance to your drives . […]