|via Michael Tan|
I went in thinking it was some deep breathing and stretching. It is that but it's also a lot of core strength building and I found myself sweating buckets simply following the workout. I've had three classes so far and find the combination of stretching and strength training intense, but combined with the mindset you're encouraged to follow, it's also remarkably relaxing. I don't come out of it all worked up like I do after a hockey game. I come out of it calm and loose (though it tends to be sore the next day).
Yoga looks to flexibility, core strength and mental focus, all things that should be in frequent use while riding, I can see why professional riders do it. I was lucky that my local studio does stiff guy yoga, it's a men's only class and I've got to say, it's a really nice change from your typical guy-sports workout, and something uniquely suited to motorbike riders.
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|Motorcycle Yoga by Lisa Haneberg|
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