Yoga for Cyclists

Last night I had the sweet opportunity to teach a Yoga for Cyclists workshop at Salvagetti in Denver.  Thanks to those incredible souls who came!  If you missed it, sad, but check out this post.  As the cycling season for colder-weather-location road cycling friends is drawing to a close soon, stay up on your yoga practice all winter long and feel the increased power, efficiency, and ease when you hop on the bike again in the early spring.

Benefits of Yoga Seen in Your Cycling

  • Attention to breath and mind-body connection, mental clarity, calmness
  • Core & low-back strengthening poses to increase endurance reserves and stabilize your trunk, able to be lower in the drops for longer with more power
  • Open chest for bigger breath
  • Open hips lead to less hip rock and less knee rotation while pedaling so your pedal stroke is more efficient
  • Stronger hamstrings for more power on the pedal backstroke
  • Soft, relaxed shoulders to keep jarring out of shoulders and elbows
  • Deep full-body stretching  for longer muscles and better energy economization during rides

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