Add Child’s Pose to your golf-specific stretching program to assist in lengthening the muscles and relieving lower back tightness. Also, breathe deeply while sustaining this posture. It quiets and calms the stormy nature of the mind…Which, by definition, is Yoga.* *Yogas chitta vritti nirodha. (Sanskrit. Patāñjali’s Yoga Sūtra, I:2)*Avoid or modify if there is an injury. Dodie Mazzuca is the […]
To avoid the trees on the links, incorporate this multi-tasking posture to your golf fitness regime. Here are just a few of Tree Pose’s golf specific benefits: Improves balance for better weight shift and foundational lower body motion in the swing. Lengthens and strengthens the side-body to improve rotation and coil. Gently opens the hips […]
Tight shoulders and triceps can inhibit range of motion in the backswing. For a more effortless shoulder turn, try this simple stretch pictured above to improve flexibility. *Avoid or modify if there is an injury. Dodie Mazzuca is the author of “Golf Sūtras,” “Daily Golf Tap-Ins,” and founder of Golf PROformance. She teaches golf lessons, […]
Undo the hours of unhealthy work posture and computer strain by doing these gentle golf stretches for better posture for golf and beyond.*Modify or avoid if there is injury. 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 […]
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 […]