During the course of an average one-mile run, your foot will strike the ground 1,000 times.
The force of impact on each foot is about three to four times your body weight, which is why runners complain of bad backs, bad knees, tight hamstrings and sore feet.
This power vinyasa class is an accessible, challenging, and flowing style of yoga designed specifically for runners who have tight hip, backs, and/or legs, and is beneficial to all athletes looking to improve their performance on the field, court, course or place of competition. A warm classroom loosens up the joints and breaks the repetitive motions. Poses are linked with breath for a dynamic flowing sequence of movement.
Contrary to popular misconception, running and yoga are not mutually exclusive! If you are running off-balance — whether you feel it or not — every step you take forces the muscles to work harder in compensation. Tight muscles get tighter and weak muscles get weaker. A tight muscle is brittle, hard, and inflexible. Because muscles act as the body’s natural shock absorbers, ideally they should be soft, malleable, and supple, with some give. Brittle muscles, on the other hand, cause the joints to rub and grind, making them vulnerable to tears. This class can help strengthen and lengthen muscles, bringing the body back into alignment and help cure imbalances which open up athletes to injury. Adding yoga to any athletic regiment will help keep you enjoying your sport for years to come.
Classes are playful and energetic, providing a great full-body workout improving flexibility, balance, and strength. Drop-Ins are welcome!
Athletes: get ready to move, sweat, and let go of daily stresses through this moving meditation to unlock your potential from within!