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Yoga for Cyclists Call 0345 257 0808 for Times and Dates

Yoga for Cyclists Call 0345 257 0808 for Times and Dates

  • Friendly, informal yoga class for cyclists with a qualified yoga instructor
  • Helps ease cycling induced pains and strains
  • Call 0345 257 0808 for times and dates
£10.00

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Yoga for Cyclists - Call 0345 257 0808 for times and dates

Our one-hour yoga class is specifically designed to ease the muscle pains and strains we cyclists are most likely to experience. Check out Kirsty's blog, '3 Essential Yoga Poses for Cyclists'for a sneak preview of some of the poses.

  • Your yoga instructor - Edinburgh Bicycle shop worker and qualified yoga teacher, Kirsty
  • Venue - meet at our Bruntsfield shop
  • Duration - one hour usually 6.00-7.00pm on Thursday evening or 10.00-11.00am on a Saturday morning
  • Aim - to prep muscles pre ride
  • Aim 2 - to help you perform better - especially over longer distances
  • Aim 3 - to hasten recovery post ride
  • Aim 4 - bliss
  • Open to all-comers - we'll even lend you a yoga mat
  • Call 0345 257 0808 for more info.

Kirsty's intro to the Yoga for Cyclists class in her own words

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I've been working at the Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative since August 2016. I'm a very keen mountain biker, snowboarder and also enjoy running.

I am a qualified 400hr Yoga Instructor and have been practicing Yoga for the last 8 years. The style of Yoga I mainly teach is Yin Yoga which, is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or Asanas, that are held for longer periods of time - for beginners, it may range from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more.

Yin is the feminine principle. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue, or fascia, expanding flexibility and aiding healing.

Yang is the masculine principle. Yang yoga is the more traditional Hatha or Ashtanga based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility.

I've designed a Yin Yang Flow style class around the muscle groups used in cycling, to help aid performance on the bike and aimed to ease ligaments, tendons and joints pre and post cycle.

The benefits of enhanced flexibility on the bike provided by regular Yoga practice are numerous. Flexibility is believed to improve performance, reduce risk of injury, improve transport of blood and nutrients to muscles, and reduce muscle soreness. Athletes are encouraged to stretch after training and competition. A structured Yoga practice, I believe, is more interesting, motivating and effective than a simple, "quick” stretch. Yoga also contributes so much more to our physical and emotional health.

Controlled breathing (Pranayama) is central to Yoga practice, facilitating the mind body connection. As we move through poses, we inhale deeply to breath length into our spine and fully exhale as we stretch deeper into the pose. This conscious practice of deep, diaphragmatic breathing is critical to cycling performance.

For a taster, visit our blog - 3 ESSENTIAL YOGA POSES FOR CYCLISTS 

 

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