Yoga for goalies.
Yoga is one of the most effective ways for a hockey goalie to take care of their body off the ice. Plenty of NHL goalies are using yoga as an integral part of their off season (and in season) training!
How to do yoga for goalies
The best part about doing yoga is the fact that you can do it from home. You really only need a yoga mat and a youtube video. There are plenty of yoga videos on youtube, however, we’ll link a few of our own below.
Goalie Specific Yoga Routines
A ton of goalies ask us about developing a goalie specific yoga routine. The thing about yoga is it’s directly related to the same muscles we use in the position.
Do you need a goalie specific yoga routine? Absolutely not. The key is that you’re following a routine of doing yoga, not necessarily worrying about coming up with a specific goalie yoga routine.
Develop a habit of incorporating yoga first, then worry about coming up with movements that are goalie specific.
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What do you need for yoga?
You do not need anything to do yoga in your own home. However, if you’re the type of person who has to have the yoga mat, the accessories to successfully ensure you’ll follow a yoga routine, we recommend using the yoga set pictured to the left.
A lot of yoga routines use yoga blocks, those are included in the kit linked. The kit also includes a yoga mat and carrying system, and a knee pad.
Have fun building your own routine!