I started practicing yoga in 2014 to alleviate tightness in my hips, accrued from old injuries (and not helped by sitting in the car for work travel, or sitting at the computer) and I have noticed a difference in my range of motion from a regular practice. Yoga has also helped me focus mentally before I ride, and prepares my muscles for the strain of directing a 2,000 lb animal's movements.
If you have a yoga playlist, or a video, that you love to follow before or after riding (or any other time of the day) please share in the comments section below and feel free to share this post!
I also have a yoga playlist available on my YouTube channel.
Where are you most "stuck" when you ride?
Find the area of your body you'd like to work on from the list below, then choose a video that suits the amount of time you have to practice (or, try them all!):
Created for Horseback Riders
Couldn't find the area of your body you are most "stuck" in?
Check out Part II of this post, Yoga for Horseback Riders - Improve Your Balance, Flexibility, & Strength - Alleviate Your "Stuck" Areas Part II, which includes: Low Back, Core, Low Body, and BONUS Total Body videos. Coming Soon!
If you found this article helpful, or you try out any of these videos and see an improvement in your balance, flexibility, or strength, please share this post and leave a comment below!