Welcome to January 2017!
Some new changes to share with you all in the Yoga for Athletes Class. This year I'm instituting a consistent routine for the entire month, and will repeat these movements each week so you can:
The list of benefits of yoga for CrossFit and ALL athletes is numerous, and irrespective of your sport/activity of choice, all athletes can improve their functional ability by implementing a consistent practice.
The movements to work on for CrossFit WOD recovery for the month are:
I've included their traditional Sanskrit names, and for reference, I suggest you look them up using the Yoga Journal Poses page or visit Yoga Standing Poses so you can learn more and practice at home on your own.
The routine uses yoga postures (asanas) designed specifically to help you actively recover from the demands of CrossFit (constantly varied functional movements executed at high intensity across broad time and modal domains) movements. By repeating the routine each week for the month of January, you'll have a specific and measurable way to assess your progress in mobility and active recovery.
Along with your own yoga mat, be sure to bring a yoga block and strap to class to help facilitate alignment and improve your mobility.
This class is part of a CrossFit 5885 membership, and also OPEN to the GENERAL PUBLIC (no membership required, punch passes available). I'd LOVE to have you join us!
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Author: Deb Preachuk is a Certified Foundation Training & STOTT Pilates Instructor, Corrective Exercise & Posture Alignment Specialist, and the founder/owner of Pain Free Posture MN.
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