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BikeYoga

Flexibility, core strength, and pain relief for cyclists.

Holiday Stocking Stuffers for the Cyclist Who “Has Everything”

Looking for the perfect gift for “the cyclist who has everything” this Christmas? Why not give them the gift of happy hamstrings, limber low backs, and complaint-free neck and shoulders? Created for cyclists with little or no yoga experience, bike yoga is easy. In as little as 15-20 minutes a day (or every other day), you can feel amazing by…

Hamstring & Adductor Release for Cyclists

Hamstrings tight? Lower back ache? Hip flexor tension? Myofascial release picks up where stretching leaves off to improve flexibility, comfort and ease. When we feel stiff or tight in one area of our body it’s very common to focus on just stretching that particular muscle group—a sort of spot treatment approach to improving flexibility and comfort. This approach is a…

Upper Back and Neck Pain Relief

One of the most common complaints I hear from cyclists has to do with neck and upper back pain. The posture of hunching forward with a rounded thoracic spine (upper back) and chronic hyper-extension of the cervical spine (neck) is one part of the problem. Another factor is the static contraction of the upper back and neck muscles required to…

Trailside (Or Roadside) Stretches for Endurance

Think you don’t have time for yoga? Think again! Just a few minutes of stretching and deep breathing every time you ride will pay off with greater flexibility than a once-weekly yoga class. That means more comfort and less pain—on and off your bike. These 3 simple stretches will help offset tightness, fatigue and muscle shortening that cycling produces. For…

Are you strong enough?

There are as many excuses for not practicing yoga, as there are benefits to receive from a regular practice. The number one excuse I hear time after time is simple: “I’m not flexible enough.” Or the more comedic version: “I don’t bend that way.” Somehow over the years yoga has become synonymous with flexibility, but what often surprises people is…