Yoga for Cyclists

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Cyclists are some of the strongest athletes because of the muscle groups used to power a bicycle. Not only are the leg muscles used but also those in the arms, neck, back, hips, and everywhere else. This means that it’s important of yoga for cyclists to keep their muscles active and toned.

Many people hear yoga and think about people sitting on mats, folded into pretzels, and chanting. While this may describe some yoga studios, it is not the form of yoga that’s going to help cyclists.

The IYNAUS or Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States As had a Yoga Research Committee [1] for years to talk about the benefits of yoga and how it can help to improve the body.

There are a lot of cardio exercises that are high impact, which can cause strain on the muscles and joints.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT CYCLISTS CAN RISK, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE AN UPCOMING MEET

By working in various forms of yoga, the muscles can still achieve the workout for the desired results.

Iyengar yoga is the form of yoga that uses an array of props [2].

This includes harnesses, incline boards, and various other items to help you get into the position required. As a result, it has been given the nickname furniture yoga.

IT FOCUSES ON PRECISE ALIGNMENT AS WELL AS DELIBERATE SEQUENCING

Several people have attributed their muscular body to this form of yoga – and actress Andie McDowell is one of them.

This form of yoga can work out every part of your body, giving you muscle definition without mass. This is ideal for cyclists because you don’t want a bulky form on the bike. After all, it’s going to cause you to work harder.

Various poses can be achieved in Iyengar yoga and there are foam or wooden blocks that can help you to achieve the poses until you have reached the required flexibility level. If you cannot reach the floor, you can place a block on the way to meet you halfway.

ONE POST THAT YOU WILL LIKELY DO IS THE HALF DOG POSE ON THE WALL

You will stand facing the wall with your palms flat against the wall in front of your chest. You will then keep your hands on the wall while backing up so that your back is flat – and parallel to the floor.

Another pose is the Adha Chandrasana

Where you will use the wall as well as blocks to get into an array of positions to help strengthen your arms, legs, and back.

Many of the postures that you do in Iyengar yoga are not easy and that is why it’s recommended that you use furniture and blocks to help you achieve the required position until you are flexible/strong enough to perform them on your own.

You mustn’t get into the wrong position as you can actually strain your muscles.

Often, when you attend a yoga class, you will be practising Iyengar yoga – and the instructor will be regularly walking around the room to ensure you have obtained the correct position.

IF YOU ARE A CYCLIST AND YOU WANT TO STRENGTHEN YOUR BODY…

…the easiest way to do so is to begin practicing yoga. You will find that you can work all of the muscle groups in your body by learning a handful of poses. You can then perform these poses as often as you’d like throughout the week.

You will notice that your body gets stronger without high impact exercising

Its only regret if you learn nothing

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