Yoga to Help Your Golf Swing

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Lisa Post has served as the owner and president of surety bond business Edward J. Post Company, Inc. since 1988. A graduate of the University of Missouri’s Health Education program, Lisa Post continues to practice an active lifestyle – she is an avid golfer and yoga practitioner.

Known to increase flexibility and range of motion, yoga can help improve your golf swing and overall performance on the course. Different yoga poses, such as the revolved crescent lunge and the Ardha Matsyendrasana, improve core strength and develop stronger trunk muscles which results in less low back strain during your swing.

Yoga also teaches its practitioners to be ever-present in the moment, while maintaining a calm and focused mind. Katherine Roberts believes this to be a huge benefit for golfers, which is why she developed the Yoga for Golfers program. The main focus of the program is utilizing proper breathing techniques to allow the golfer to achieve focus and relaxation, while at the same time developing longer, straighter drives through increased body symmetry and balance.

The Biggest Loser Resort Promotes Complete Wellness

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Surety bond producer Lisa Post serves at the helm of the Edward J. Post Company in New Jersey. In this capacity, she oversees the company’s operations as it provides surety bonds to the construction industry. In her free time, Lisa Post maintains a healthy lifestyle and she recently participated in the Biggest Loser Resort at Beaver Hollow Conference Center in New York.

The Biggest Loser Resorts are available at a few locations around the United States, but they all feature programs built on the idea of improving overall well-being instead of just exercising. Focusing on the five main pillars of nutrition, fitness, relaxation, education, and group camaraderie, the resort program lasts for one week and starts as soon as participants arrive. Upon check-in, guests receive a workbook detailing the program’s methods and activities, along with a schedule of meals and events. Guests then unpack and are given a fitness assessment and facility tour.

As part of the Biggest Loser Resort’s attempt to cover all five of its wellness pillars, participants enjoy a huge variety of activities. For fitness, guests may participate in everything from dancing and spinning to kickboxing and outdoor hiking. Meanwhile, nutrition ensures guests get three meals every day, education helps guests learn about nutrition fundamentals and body rejuvenation, and relaxation grants guests time to meditate and enjoy spa treatments. Through all of these, a strong group camaraderie is being formed, and participants are encouraged to seek support in others.

Common Types of Yoga Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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A graduate of the University of Missouri, Lisa A. Post leads the Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey as owner and president. Under her leadership, the company provides the construction industry with surety bonds. In her free time, Lisa A. Post of Medford practices yoga. Although much of her focus is on Bikram yoga, she practices several different types.

Yoga injuries can occur anywhere in the body due to the variety of poses practitioners engage in. The joints are especially at risk, because they frequently balance a practitioner’s full body weight, depending on the particular pose being performed. The wrists, elbows, knees, and shoulders are all common areas that regular yoga practitioners experience pain in. Further, the ribs can be injured during twisting poses, particularly when done with incorrect form, while the hamstrings and hips can be easily overstretched. Practitioners who experience any discomfort during their regular sessions should avoid pushing themselves too far. This may mean not fully completing a pose.

To prevent these common yoga injuries, practitioners need to simply correct their form and avoid overstretching. When a muscle is overstretched, the tissues start losing their elasticity. This makes various poses more difficult.

Practitioners need to remember that, while there is good form, there are not perfect poses. Rather than trying to match what another is doing, they should do what their own body can safely handle. It’s important not to advance in level too quickly, and to recognize that it is not shameful to use props when needed.

Key Concepts for Golf Beginners

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Lisa A. Post is the president and owner of Edward J. Post Company, Inc., in Medford, New Jersey. Outside her career as a business owner and surety bond producer, Lisa A. Post is an avid golfer and frequently plays at the Medford Village Country Club.

Beginning golfers can sometimes struggle to get up to speed simply understanding the basics of the game, and what it takes to be competent at the sport. With that in mind, here are two fundamental concepts that those new to the game should keep in mind.

Many new golfers believe that rotating or twisting their back, effectively turning it, will generate more power in their swings, and in turn this will generate more distance. In reality, it’s the acceleration of the club through the swing that generates distance, and that acceleration is best generated in a fluid swing. Twisting the back brings the golfer out of the swing plane, which then means he or she will likely be thrown off balance on the downswing in the attempt to return the upper body back into the plane.

Also related to acceleration, many beginners fall into the trap of trying to scoop the golf ball rather than swing through it. In doing this, they invariably decelerate their swings, which will translate into less distance on the shot. It is the loft of each of the individual clubs that determines the trajectory of the ball. The finish also a key component of the swing, and swinging through the ball, rather than under it, leads to a better finish, and importantly, not just more distance but also greater accuracy.