We all know that we should warm-up before a workout. But not all of us know what that warm-up should look like. I’ve worked with equestrians on a very close basis for the last 3 years, and my experience has taught me that the most effective warm-ups for equestrians combine muscle activation, mobility, and balancing postures.
Our goal is to make sure that the muscles you will be using during your ride are turned on, active, and engaged before you get on the horse, and secondly to make sure that your hips, shoulders, and spine have the necessary mobility to perform the movements you’ll be doing throughout your ride.
These are my 5 selections for the best yoga posture to do as a warm-up, but in order to get the maximum benefit from yoga you’ll need to start doing yoga on a regular basis. I recommend doing yoga at least 2 times per week for a minimum of 30-45 minutes. You can learn more about our yoga programs and all the workout content we offer at the bottom of this page!
The following 5 postures are the most effective yoga postures to use as a warm-up for equestrians before a ride. Enjoy!
For a full video walkthrough of all 5 postures, watch below!
This video Walks you through the technique of each posture, tells you what to feel in each exercise, and explains how each posture relates to your fitness as an equestrian. Enjoy!
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