Hockey can be a high impact game, resulting in mild to serious injuries. Most hockey injuries sustained (often in the head area) are by the player being struck by a ball or a stick.
The game requires players to accelerate quickly in response to the ball and to suddenly change direction. These are the main causes of injuries to the ankle and knee.
You can combine Yoga & Pilates to create a balanced muscle stretching exercises programme tailored to your individual needs. Yoga & Pilates share many features e.g. certain Pilates exercises are based on Yoga poses, and both practices emphasize the importance of good breathing, awareness and of working within your abilities. North West Pilates & Yoga Centre aims to take the best of both methods, combining core strength that is the fundamental idea of Pilates with the flexibility of Yoga. Practising Pilates will bring extra strength, stability and awareness to your yoga, while practicing yoga will bring better breathing, flexibilty and relaxation to your Pilates practice.