Focus: This is the next class in the Yoga for Athletes course. The sequence targets the main muscle groups and body regions that are involved in cycling. Poses that help to lengthen the quadriceps, hamstrings and calves form the nucleus of the practice. Cycling can also negatively impact smaller muscles around the toes and soles of the feet. Some less commonly practiced adaptations of yoga poses are also included to focus on these areas. Poses that help to release the hip flexors and gluteals also feature. Leaning forward on a bike for prolonged periods of time can commonly cause discomfort in the lower back. Hence some lower back extending poses are also featured. The class will suit both newer students, as well as more experienced practitioners.
Key Poses: Virasana, utthita hasta padangusthasana, epa pada rajakapotasana, bhujangasana.
Equipment: Mat, chair, 2 blankets, belt.
Duration: 50 min