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Yoga is Sunday @ 4:30 pm!

Yoga is back this Sunday at 4:30 pm (note time change!) – come on down!

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And a little CrossFit humor on yoga (sorry, couldn’t resist …)

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From the Mind Body Green web site – some reasons & tips for letting yoga be the yin to your CrossFit yang!

1. Learn Sanskrit.
No, not literally, but take time to understand what some of the basic yoga poses are so you can attend class. This can be as simple as Downward Facing Dog. Yoga poses can be no more foreign to you then the terms written on the whiteboard when you first started CrossFit. Remember when you had to ask what the difference between a DL (deadlift) and PP (push press) were? Just like workouts of the day (WODs), the more you go, the easier it becomes to understand basic movements.
2. Be inflexible.
You claim you can’t do yoga because you lack mobility or can’t touch your toes. Most of us couldn’t do a pull up or even a handstand when we start CrossFitting, but does this stop you from going to CrossFit? Working on flexibility is important in maintaining healthy joints with a full range of motion. Start simply after a WOD by cooling down with simple seated stretches. Sitting in Paschimottanasana with your knees bent can help you stretch and you’ll be able to touch your toes!
3. Meditate.
If you’ve ever done a WOD, you already know how “in the moment” you can get during a hard workout. This is one of the reasons CrossFit becomes so addictive. WODs can help us release our to-do lists. Take this practice of meditation from the rubber flooring to the rubber mat; sit, be still, and breathe. Even taking time out for five minutes a day or week can make you a better and more focused athlete.
4. “Roll Out” and stretch.
Rolling out (as CrossFitters like to call it) is a form of self-myofascial release, or SMR, that can help release tense knots or sore spots. While this is a great form of massage for the muscles, it shouldn’t replace a stretching routine or coming to a regular yoga class. The foam roller can enhance a post-work out cool down and create many benefits for balance and strength, but don’t make it your only method of stretching.
5. Do something other than CrossFit and yoga.
Your fitness practice should be something you enjoy rather than something you dread. By constantly challenging yourself to do different physical activities you can set new goals. So… go play outside with your kids, wakeboard, run, hike or bike.

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Yoga starts at 4:30 this Sunday!

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