Hope Lin’s benefits of swimming

THE POOL IS YOUR MANTRA
The aim is to get you using the pool to improve your yoga training. Hope does it, and we think it’s safe to say it works for her! Now you can make it work for you!

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STRETCH IT OUT
Being flexible is a crucial part of yoga training, and swimming can go a long way to helping improve flexion of the shoulders. However, if you want to swim to increase flexibility, make sure you stretch first to avoid injuries and increase muscle power.

CORE STRENGTH
The core muscles play a fundamental part in yoga, and the pool can really help here. Try to keep a good body position in the water, as this will immediately go to work at improving your core.

SOMETHING TO BEAR IN MIND
Swimming helps relax your mind, as does yoga. Remember not just to focus on improving your physical fitness, but your mental wellbeing too.

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT
Breathing plays a huge part in both swimming and yoga. Getting into the routine of controlled breathing in the pool will be put to great use when practicing yoga. Swimming also provides a cardio vascular workout, something you won’t get from only practicing yoga. Overall, your improved endurance is going to really help with holding those difficult yoga poses!

KICKING ON
Isolating your legs and doing kick work in the pool is an excellent way to build strength in your legs and improve all round endurance.

A PRIZE FOR PERSEVERANCE
The long term goal is clear, as Hope says, “combining swimming and yoga, helps achieve more from head to toe, giving you a great sense of accomplishment.”

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