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About Sage Rountree
Sage Rountree, PhD, E-RYT 500, moved from a career track in academia to one teaching yoga and training others to do the same, and to do it with clear standards and boundaries to the benefit of their students. Co-owner of the three-studio Carolina Yoga Company in central North Carolina, she directs its teacher trainings, which include both 200-hour and advanced studies offerings that draw students from around the world. Sage has served as a faculty member at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health for over a decade, and she has offered workshops and taught at festivals both internationally and around the United States.
Sage’s in-person trainings and online courses include lessons in sequencing yoga classes, developing workshops, managing the yoga classroom, and being a professional movement teacher—the subject of this book. A pioneer in yoga for athletes, she has worked with athletes at every level, from youth and amateur athletes to NBA and NFL teams, players, and coaches. In addition to writing and cowriting nine books, her work has appeared in several publications, and she has been a regular contributor to Yoga Journal and Runner’s World.
Sage lives in Carrboro/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she has taught the same regular weekly class for over sixteen years. Find her online at sagerountree.com and @sagerountree.
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Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers the tools to find their voice and tap into innate wisdom. The authors offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes and provide flexible templates for building a toolkit of themes for future use. Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses offers guidance for both new and experienced teachers starting with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. It continues with a second section that contains fifty-four complete themes that instructors can easily use in their own classes. The final section includes blank templates for instructors to create their own class themes and notes. With a unique angle and practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who want to move to the next level.
America's leading expert on yoga for active people, Sage Rountree, shares her approach to practicing yoga every day in this colorful, lay-flat guide to yoga poses and routines.
Flexibility, balance, whole-body strength, recovery, range of motion, focus--a regular yoga practice brings many benefits to people who lead active lives. For athletes in particular, the dynamic stretching of athlete-friendly yoga poses and properly designed yoga exercises can counteract the tightness and imbalances that come from daily workouts.
In Everyday Yoga, certified coach and registered yoga teacher Sage Rountree shares the yoga positions and exercises she has developed in her own yoga studio, at Kripalu, and working with active people during her popular yoga clinics around the country. She guides experienced yoga practitioners and yoga beginners on the best ways to design and develop their own at-home yoga routines.
Everyday Yoga provides endless opportunities to explore and practice yoga in your own home:
- How to design yoga sessions to address the whole body or specific areas
- How to sequence yoga poses for a satisfying practice
- How to create yoga routines of varying duration from 5 to 50 minutes
- How to make yoga poses easier or more challenging
Each Everyday Yoga routine moves the spine in every direction and loosens tight hips in routines that can last from 5 to 50 minutes, leaving readers satisfied and relaxed. By sequencing several routines together, readers can build stronger, more flexible, injury-resistant bodies.
The Athlete’s Guide to Recovery is the first comprehensive, practical exploration of the art and science of athletic rest.
If you've hit a wall in your training, maybe it's because your body isn't recovering enough from each workout to become stronger. Hard workouts tear down the body, but rest allows the body to repair and come back stronger than before. Athletes who neglect their recovery will gain little from workouts, risking injury, overtraining, and burn out.
The Athlete's Guide to Recovery offers a full exploration of rest and recovery for athletes. In her book, certified triathlon and running coach and pioneering yoga for athletes instructor Sage Rountree will guide you to full recovery and improved performance, revealing how to measure your fatigue and recovery, how much rest you need, and how to make the best use of recovery tools.
Drawing on her own experience along with interviews with coaches, trainers, and elite athletes, Rountree details daily recovery techniques, demystifying common aids like ice baths, compression apparel, and supplements. She explains in detail how to employ restorative practices such as massage, meditation, and yoga. You will learn which methods work best and how and when they are most effective. The Athlete's Guide to Recovery explores:
• Periodization and overtraining
• Ways to measure fatigue and recovery including heart rate tests, heart rate variability, EPOC, and apps
• Stress reduction
• Sleep, napping, nutrition, hydration, and supplements
• Cold and heat like icing, ice baths, saunas, steam rooms, whirlpools, and heating pads
• Home remedies including compression wear, creams, and salts
• Technological aids like e-stim, ultrasound, Normatec
• Massage, self-massage, and foam rolling
• Restorative yoga
• Meditation and breathing
Then you can put these tools and techniques to practice using two comprehensive recovery plans for both short- and long-distance training.
This invaluable resource will enable you to maintain that hard-to-find balance between rigorous training and rest so that you can feel great and compete at your highest level.
You've trained for your peak race for months. When the big day comes, how will you perform? All the training in the world is useless if you can't execute your race plan and cope with unforeseen events, and subpar training can be overcome if you approach race day with the right attitude.
Whether you are new to racing or have been frustrated by underperformance or setbacks, Racing Wisely gives you tools--from the practical to the philosophical--to perform to the best of your ability. You'll learn how to:
* Choose the right race for your personal strengths
* Test yourself in training to identify the right race pace and effort
* Write a race plan that helps you feel calm, prepared, and in control
* Manage your energy in the week, days, and hours before the race
* Warm up properly to race at your best
* Pace correctly for races of every distance
* Race for a personal-best time, or race competitively for place
* Recover physically and mentally to set up your next personal best
Coach Sage Rountree provides concrete tips and pacing tools for athletes racing endurance events including open-water races, bike races, track, road, and trail running, multisport races, and adventure races. Learn to plan and execute perfect pacing as you race to your personal best, and gain tools to make the best of whatever situation emerges on race day.
Learn to race wisely: to use your experience to grow stronger, to move faster, and to come through when it really counts.
Yoga will make you a better runner.
Millions of runners practice yoga daily because it cuts injuries and leads to more fluid, enjoyable running. In The Runner's Guide to Yoga, Sage Rountree--America's leading expert on yoga for athletes--shows you the poses and practices for stronger, healthier running.
Filled with color photographs, clear instruction, and easy-to-follow routines, The Runner's Guide to Yoga offers simple ways to make yoga a part of your everyday training, even if you have never set foot in a yoga studio. This practical guide highlights the routines that ease tightness in the hamstrings and hips, strengthen the core, build strength and flexibility throughout your body, and speed recovery from minor injuries.
Rountree highlights over 100 key poses modeled by real runners and includes focused routines as well as key pre- and post-race yoga sequences. The Runner's Guide to Yoga will complement your running every day, all season long.
Discover how yoga can improve your running with
- Dynamic warm-ups and cooldowns for your workouts
- Poses that target typical trouble spots, such as hips, calves, and hamstrings
- Self-tests to determine areas of weakness or imbalance
- Breath and meditation exercises to sharpen mental focus
Triathletes, rejoice! For the first time, USA Triathlon, its elite athletes, and the nation’s most respected coaches share their secrets, strategies, and advice for every stage, every event, and every aspect of the world’s most demanding sport. From training to technique, fueling to recovery, if it’s essential to the sport, it is covered in Complete Triathlon Guide.
In this guide, you’ll find invaluable bike-handling techniques straight from the pros, learn how to assess running form and improve running cadence and stride, troubleshoot your freestyle swim stroke, and shave seconds off starts and transitions. And you’ll go inside the sport for expert instruction and personal insights from triathlon’s biggest names:
Suzanne M. Atkinson
Yann Le Meur
With Complete Triathlon Guide you’ll enhance your training regimen with the most effective workouts, including stage-specific programs for swimming, cycling, and running; programs for strength, flexibility, and endurance; tactics that address individual weaknesses; and advice on tapering to ensure you’re in peak physical condition on race day.
From the latest on equipment and technology to preventing injuries and dehydration, this guide has you covered. Whether you’re gearing up for your first race or you’re a hard-core competitor looking to stay ahead of the pack, Complete Triathlon Guide is the one book you should not be without.