The Key to Cyclist Success – Bikram Yoga!
The penultimate stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race will be rolling into Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 9 September. The race is scheduled to get under way at 10.30am.
Indee Yoga will be OPEN
Dacorum Borough Council will be closing a lot of the roads in and around the Old town, please check their website. Don’t worry as Indee Yoga will still be open for Barre on Saturday 9 September however, we do recommend leaving for class a few minutes earlier than usual though - if only to get a glimpse of the cyclists as they pass through!
The Tour of Britain is also being shown live on ITV4, so remember to look out for Indee Yoga studio!
Wow , the Tour of Britain is going to be whizzing its way past the Studio, I wonder how many of the Athletes use Bikram yoga as part of their training regime?
Bikram Yoga and Cycling are a perfect match!
Keen cyclists are mentally strong people, very determined and goal-oriented. Going for a bike ride requires many hours, and so is there time for stretching after such long and challenging rides? No. So, what are the exact benefits that you can expect from incorporating Bikram Yoga into your cycling training programme?
Yoga and flexibility go together but many people often cite a lack of flexibility as a reason not to practice yoga. But if you are feeling a little stiff and struggle to touch your toes, then starting to practice regularly may be exactly what you need.
Bikram Yoga provides many valuable physical and mental benefits and it is the perfect match for die-hard athletes like cyclists. Athletes tend to have a strong and tight musculature and it is hard to get it to stretch well with a couple of regular exercises. In a Bikram Yoga room, the room is so hot and humid that those tight muscles will warm up quickly and profoundly that it will be easier to get the stretching that will make a difference in your musculature and overall performance when you are on your bike.
Strengthen your body
Besides the benefit of additional flexibility in your muscles, joints, and back, Bikram also helps significantly in your mental stamina and endurance. The act of holding and maintaining poses is a great way to build and strengthen your muscles, particularly in the core, arms and upper legs.
Improve your joint health
While cycling is less stressful on your joints compared to other forms of exercise, such as running, you’re still bound to feel the effects of a hard ride in your knees and other areas. If this sounds like you, then Bikram Yoga will certainly help.
Keep a calm mind
In addition to the mental stamina and endurance, you will acquire, Bikram Yoga has immense physiological benefits that will translate also in a better physical performance of your body overall and the quality of your daily life. It gives your mind a complete workout as well as your body, incorporating unique breathing techniques to help you stay calm and focus the mind.
Whether you’re an amateur or a professional, Bikram Yoga is the perfect partner to your bike. Stretching isn’t just something you have to do for five minutes before your workout; yoga takes it to the next level by giving you benefits all over your body. So, whether you plan to practice in your off-season, or take to the mat two or three times a week, we guarantee that you’ll have found your next passion.
For anyone who is a member of a Cycling Club, you can redeem one free Bikram Yoga class at Indee Yoga Studio in Hemel Hempstead using the promotional code CYCLE.