Yoga class coming soon to HGX
Yoga is a great way to grow stronger physically and mentally, ultimately leading to better performance resulting in faster recovery and safer movements. The benefits of coupling Yoga with CrossFit include:
Respiration & Breath Awareness
Peace of Mind
People come to yoga for so many different reasons. Some people come with back problems, some come with spiritual aspirations, some hoping to relieve their stress and some for community. Everyone who shows up has their own unique combination of desires, needs, hopes, fears, curiosities and intentions. CrossFitters are no different.
When a CrossFitter, or anyone for that matter, approaches yoga with an open heart and mind, they allow themselves to reap the physical benefits of yoga, as well as the hidden mental and spiritual benefits of yoga. Yoga is so great for the body and clearing for the mind. For a moment, just contrast this to the feeling you get at the end of a gnarly workout and you get the idea that coupling yoga with CrossFit is an attempt at balance. During a workout the mind spins, thinking of numbers, times, quickness (beating the person next to you!)….all thoughts that distract from your performance. With a clear mind, the body can flow more smoothly, even in the burliest workouts. Yoga is just plain good medicine for the CrossFit athlete, and you might even find it good for the soul. Meditation and yoga will help your CrossFit performance along with all areas of your life.