The yoga videos below are a series originally made by Sian Leigh of Health Shed for Whitelines snowboard magazine. They aim of the series is to help winter sports enthusiasts in the lead up to their trips to avoid the injuries that beset many people to one extent or another.

The first video is great for complete beginners or those out of practice and progress as you do. The main secret with yoga is to listen to your body, and to be kind to yourself. It’s a practice, not a punishment!

Part 1: 45-minute beginner yoga for skiers & snowboarders

This is the first in the series to prepare you for your time on the snow. We will be opening your connective tissue, creating more flexibility in the body whilst starting to build strength. Practice this at least 3 times before you move on to Part 2. You’ll really start to feel your hamstrings start to open, neck and back relax, core become tighter, legs and back become stronger. Most important thing to remember is, be kind to yourselves and listen to your body.

Part 2: Yoga for skiers, snowboarders & general wellbeing

This is the second in the series to prepare you for your time on the snow. We will be opening your connective tissue, creating more flexibility in the body whilst starting to build strength. Practice this at least 3 times before you move onto our next in the series. You will really start to feel your hamstrings start to open, neck and back relax, core become tighter, legs and back become stronger.

Part 3: Dynamic yoga for snowboarding, skiing, suppleness & strength

Welcome to part 3 in the series of yoga for anyone who wants to get flexible and strong! Do not do this practise until you have done part 1 (above). This third session will help you become more connected to your body and help you prevent injury in any other sports! Enjoy and be kind to yourself.

Featured image credit: Maria Grant