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YOGA

SUNDAYS @ 1:00 PM AND THURSDAYS @ 7:00 PM

$10 drop-in fee per session

$100 Punch Card valid for 12 sessions

 

Unlimited Yoga is included in all membershipVinyasa Fitness Flow Yoga that is multi-level.  It increases flexibility and strength and decreases risks of injuries. Yoga Classes that link body movements with breath & breathe synchronized movements used to transition between CrossFit appropriate postures.  Practicing Vinyasa Fitness Flow Yoga helps to create a strong, flexible back, improves posture, flexibility, and core strength and decreases your risk of injury while fine tuning discipline and focus.   Open your chest and shoulders, improve you wrist strength and improve you breathing to get the most " Bang " for your WOD.

 

 

Yoga and CrossFit have different mental requirements. Possibly due to their different mental demands, this coupling allows for a more mentally balanced athlete. CrossFitters who practice Yoga are able to be competitive yet peaceful, aggressive yet calm and find joy in a team spirit yet increasing their own personal goals. They keep in mind not only the strength of their moves, but keep their mind clear, focused and aware of the balance and movements of their body. While CrossFit boosts your metabolism, we can use Yoga as a stress reliever. One of the key yogic techniques used to counter stress is to focus on the breath. Therefore also breathing exercises are taught.

1) Yoga enhances recovery - most vigorous sport activities generate lactic acid in muscle tissue. If lactic acid is not removed properly, it can adversely affect performance in future training sessions or events. Yoga exercises can help in the removal of lactic acid by gently circulating lactic acid out of muscle tissue and into the blood stream where it will make its’ way to the liver for processing. Yoga also has shown to improve sleep patterns. Proper rest and ample sleep are critical periods for an athlete’s recovery process.

2) Yoga restores balance and can help reduce injury. Many sport activities are dominant on one side of the body due to specific movements and joint loading. This mechanical dominance can create musculoskeletal imbalances that can generate chronic injuries. Yoga can be beneficial in reducing these tissue and joint imbalances.

 

3) Yoga improves biomechanics and energy conservation. Moving a joint requires energy. The more tension one has around that joint, the more energy is required to facilitate that movement. The goal of athletes is to have maximum performance with the most energy conservation. Yoga exercises that improve flexibility and joint range of motion reduce muscle tension and enhance sport biomechanics. This enhancement reduces the amount of energy needed for those movements, thus allowing an athlete to perform at higher levels and/or longer intervals.

 

4) Yoga improves body awareness and focus. Yoga employs physical and mental exercises that deepen one’s sense of body positioning and movement (proprioception). Enhanced proprioceptive skills are crucial in the development and progression of athletic training. Yoga’s use of breathing and centering techniques can be valuable tools for event preparation, routine and skill visualization, as well as stress/anxiety reduction.

 

5) Yoga improves breathing function. Yoga exercises, particularly pranayama exercises, have been shown to improve breathing mechanics and lung capacity. Focused breathing exercises develop one’s ability to maximize function of all breathing mechanisms (diaphragm and intercostal breathing). Maximal lung health is vital for athlete’s, especially for those who partake in aerobic-based sports and require efficient lungs to deliver sufficient oxygen uptake. Yoga will compliment your CrossFit workouts and help you move into and out of lifts with greater ease and mobility.

 

Flexibility - Stretching your tight body in new ways will help it to become more flexible, bringing greater range of motion to muscles and joints. Over time, you can expect to gain flexibility in your hamstrings, back, shoulders, and hips. Think about how rewarding it would be to no longer be limited in your CrossFit lifts and skills. Simply by properly stretching and gaining range of motion!

 Strength - Although we focus on gaining strength in nearly all of our CrossFit classes, many yoga poses require you to support the weight of your own body in new ways. It is critical in your overall strength training to continually challenge your body and introduce new movements. Some yoga exercises require you to move slowly in and out of poses, which also increases overall strength.

Respiration & Breath Awareness- Most of us breathe very shallowly into the lungs and don't give much thought to how we breathe, especially when we are gasping for air in the middle of a WOD. Yoga breathing exercises, called Pranayama, focus the attention on the breath and teach us how to better use our lungs, which benefits the entire body. Certain types of breath can also help clear the nasal passages and even calm the central nervous system, which has both physical and mental benefits.

 Body Awareness - Doing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body. Nearly all of the skills involved in CrossFit require you to have finely tuned kinesthetic awareness. In Yoga, you are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved performance in CrossFit skills across the board. Injury Prevention & Alignment | Increased flexibility and strength can help prevent the causes of some types of back pain and other injuries. Many people who suffer from back pain spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or driving a car. That can cause tightness and spinal compression, which you can begin to address with yoga. Yoga also improves your alignment, both in and out of class, which helps prevent many other types of pain and injuries.