One of the main purposes to use yoga as an athlete is to develop flexibility and balance, but it can also be used to develop a fair amount of strength and joint stability.
Sports Strength Routine
Here is a yoga routine you can add to your sports fitness schedule that will help develop antagonist muscles, and give you strength for balance. This routine can effectively be used to improve sports performance for hockey, basketball, football and soccer players.
Yoga is a useful practice for any athlete, even if it is only practiced once or twice a week. It can help develop antagonist muscles that the athlete would otherwise rarely use, and provide a break in an otherwise intense muscular strength schedule.
Sports Flexibility Routine
Yoga can also be used to focus on flexibility. The benefit of the yoga practice is that it is relaxing and satisfying, changing an otherwise stressful routine into a focused ritual following the breath.