Why is yoga so great for cyclists? Well… I’m glad you asked! A regular yoga practice brings many health benefits that can significantly enhance your cycling performance:
As well as these important physical benefits, there is also another side to yoga less talked about. The strong focus on breath and the repetition of specific breathing practises can have a huge effect on breathing efficiency. These exercises were created to increase lung capacity and therefore boost oxygen absorption, which in turn can have a major impact on a cyclist’s endurance, VO2 max and recovery time.
With an overall improvement in general body awareness, a cyclist who practises yoga is also capable of influencing their mental state by being able to focus more easily, to remain calm in physically stressful situations, and to motivate themselves to conquer that hard effort.
Sound good to you? Come and join our Monday night Yoga4Cyclists class ツ