My Thursday night yoga class follows a spin class. One of the members of that class has started to take my yoga class. She has found it helps her stretch out after spinning and yoga compliments spinning well. I went home that night to find an email from Yoga Journal article "Four Yoga Poses for Spinning and Outdoor Cycling." The article has 4 slides of the poses 3 of which we usually do during Thursday night yoga. I mentioned the article to Phil the spinning instructor who mentioned he has a colleague who teaches spinning and yoga. So I did more research and found there are places that teach 1 hour classes. The first half hour is spinning followed by a half hour of yoga in another room. I found an article from the Huffington Post that describes the benefits of combining spinning and yoga. The combination of spinning and yoga gives us a well rounded workout.
One area I would like to research more is how including yoga could prevent injuries from spinning/cycling. On 3/22/14 I blogged about piriformis muscle injuries related to bicycling and using yoga to help... But how could yoga prevent injuries?
The four poses suggested by Yoga Journal are:
Easy Spinal Twist
Supta Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Reclining One-legged King Pigeon Pose
Setu Bandha Sarvangasana - Bridge pose
Baddha Konasana - bound angle pose (butterfly)
Click on the link below for the slide show for the above poses.
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.