Former LPGA pro Dodie Mazzuca thinks it can. Dodie attributes yoga to extending her professional career by seven years. She enjoyed the effects of yoga so much, she has become an Ashtanga yoga instructor for the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale, AZ.
Instructors and videos extol the benefits that yoga can focus the mind. Because golf uses the mind, bringing this focus into your game can enhance your game as well as your overall well-being.
Breathing that is focused on in yoga can also translate to the golf course. Yoga breathing is a good way to warm up your muscles for a round of golf. Focused breath can be essential to relaxing the body, which is essential to good play.
Becoming mindful of the muscles that you use in your golf swing can lead to a better swing than just slamming into it. Taking deep and longer inhale and exhales can bring power to your swing and facilitate a good follow-through.
Yoga poses can protect core muscles and increase flexibility in golfers.
Good Poses for Yoga: