TOP 10 REASONS TO BEGIN A YOGA PRACTICE:
BENEFITS of YOGA for CYCLISTS:
According to a wonderful article on this subject from USA Cycling’s website,
Kate Potvin shares the key reasons why cyclists should incorporate yoga into their routine.
Strength and Endurance:
One of the major benefits of a regular yoga practice is improved strength and endurance. Yoga help strengthen the places that get too weak when we spend too much time in the saddle. Including our back, core, and upper body which can be underdeveloped in cyclists.
Practicing Yoga leads to greater flexibility in the areas that are deeply impacted by the repetitive muscle movements associated with cycling including quads, tight hips, hamstrings, lower back and shoulders.
Some of the non-physical aspects of yoga, such as mental focus and breathing, can be just as important to cyclists. It might sound silly, but you really notice the benefits of breathing on the bike.
BENEFITS of YOGA FOR CYCLISTS: