We know that yoga rejuvenates our bodies and calms our minds, and love to spread the love. One of the ways we practice giving without expectation is by sharing our love for yoga. With a serious mission to build core strength and balance strong quads, we began supporting professional cycling teams BMC Racing and Specialized-lululemon in 2011.
Spending hours hunched over the handlebars and pedalling past the point of pain can cause overuse injuries of the knees, backs, quads and hamstrings. We love yoga for its stretching and strengthening properties.
Yoga’s focus on flexibility, finding the edge and staying balanced builds full-body strength. A strong core “holds it all together” and provides the power to push through personal limits.
Yoga teaches an inward focus of the mind (and through this, deep awareness of the present moment) by bringing awareness to our breath. Strengthening this mind-body connection helps us concentrate on our cadence. When we are able to clear our minds of distraction, we can really fill our lungs and sprint.
Studies have shown that the power of visualization really works. Building relaxation and mental clarity by practicing yoga is a powerful tool to harness that focus and visualize success (like a double fist pump when we cross the finish line first).