Yoga for Skiers
Hands should be in front of your body to encourage forward movement and to initiate pole plants.
Our bodies are designed to move. Biologically, we require continuous, regular motion. Yet, often in the winter months, we stay indoors, moving less and sitting more. Skiing satisfies our primal need for motion while reconnecting us with nature. Both novice and veteran skiers can attest to the physical and spiritual exhilaration of a day on the slopes.
To get the most from your days on skis, follow the wisdom of yogis and stretch those muscles before and after you tackle the mountain. Remember, if you stay in top shape, you can ski for free after age 70. Now, there's something to look forward to!
Baron Baptiste is a yoga teacher and athletic trainer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, known for his work with the Philadelphia Eagles and as the host of ESPN's "Cyberfit." Kathleen Finn Mendola is a health and wellness writer based in Portland, Oregon.