Fitness advice from a cycling yoga instructor
- By London Cycling Campaign on at 12:00am 10 Feb 2011
- Posted in: Blog, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington
- Tagged with: health, yoga
- Boroughs: Kensington and Chelsea, Islington
photo The downward dog pose.
Verity, a cyclist and a yoga teacher, is keen to share the benefits of Yoga for cyclists.
For regular cyclists, it is important to have a well adjusted bike to avoid back and neck aches in the long term. But even those of us with the most back and neck friendly bike cycle every day in a hunched forward position, with shoulders, hips, wrists and neck short and tight. Verity calls this the prawn position.
To give your body a chance to recover from the prawn position, yoga positions such as the downward dog, the pigeon hip stretch and the low lunge can be helpful.
Verity’s next yoga for cyclists session is on 5th March at the Evolve Yoga Centre in South Kensington. For more info, you can contact her by email.
If you are based in North London, you can contact Rebecca Bogue on 079 6006 6045. She runs regular classes addressing cyclists typical physical tendencies.