Yoga can improve your athletic performance by developing flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength. You'll gain form, efficiency, and power as well as better concentration, attention to your breathing, and mental focus. These assets are particularly important as you reach the end of a long training session or race. The author is a yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach who explains the benefits of yoga as part of a training program. Includes color photographs of poses, warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts, poses that target areas of inflexibility and overuse, and recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga throughout a training cycle.