YOGA

Starting Monday the 27th August at 12pm, we will be trialling some YOGA classes during the day for those that may be interested.

The muscle strengthening you get from yoga and the muscle building (and strengthening) you get from CrossFit complement each other very well:

Balance postures in yoga are not just about coordination; they also concentrate on stretching, core engagement, strengthening and calming our mind. All these could benefit a CrossFitter in many ways: every heavy lift requires core engagement; every overhead lift requires good balance, etc.

Breathing (pranayama) is an integral part of yoga and is hugely beneficial for CrossFitters in many ways. Yoga is a practice linked entirely to the breath. Establishing a full even rhythmic breath is the first tenant of Yoga. This translates beautifully to all of the elements of CrossFit, from Olympic lifting to conditioning, and will really improve your performance if you can master balanced breathing. It will also translate to a more peaceful mind.

IMPROVED FLEXIBILITY is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. Flexibility and suppleness that yoga develops can bring your CrossFit training to the next level: overhead squats, back squats, deep ring dips, squat clean, and other movements can benefit hugely from yoga practice. Ankle mobility, which is so underestimated but so essential for the majority of the movements, improves with specific yoga postures.

Yoga helps with muscle tightness and soreness that you can experience after a CrossFit workout. Yoga helps to loosen you up after a training session, speeds up recovery, and reduces soreness.

Yoga, when coupled with the strength development of CrossFit, can help your body achieve the perfect balance of stability and flexibility. You can achieve greater stability through flexibility and vice versa.

Register your interest by emailing Vanessa at:

 vanessa.yoga.bluemts@gmail.com

Alternatively, seek a coach out to discuss whether this may be suitable for you!

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