And then Yoga came to SCCF… We are proud to announce a new yoga class at 10am, every Sunday. Barry Au-Yeung is the yoga instructor who specialized in Vinyasa flow. Barry wrote a little something regarding his practice… He is a techie by day and passionate about YOGA, this is what he had to say about this new SCCF offering to our members..
“When some people think of yoga, they imagine having to stretch like a gymnast. That makes them worry that they’re too old, unfit, or “tight” to do yoga. The truth is you’re never too old to improve flexibility.
The series of yoga poses I practice are called asanas, they work by safely stretching your muscles. This releases the lactic acid that builds up with muscle use and causes stiffness, tension, pain, and fatigue. In addition, yoga increases the range of motion in joints. It may also increase lubrication in the joints. The outcome is a sense of ease and fluidity throughout your body.
Yoga stretches not only your muscles but all of the soft tissues of your body. That includes ligaments, tendons, and the fascia sheath that surrounds your muscles. And no matter your level of yoga, you most likely will see benefits in a very short period of time. In one study, participants had up to 35% improvement in flexibility after only eight weeks of yoga. The greatest gains were in shoulder and trunk flexibility.
Tell others to come so we can prepare another week with an awesome yoga practice
Remember, balance, coordination, flexibility and accuracy are all elements of fitness improved via neuromuscular adaptation. Yoga addresses all of these. Body awareness, or the ability to make your body do what you want when you want, is crucial in moving better. What is CrossFit ultimately about? Moving better so you can increase your physical work capacity. Yoga can undoubtedly help a lot of people move better which can get you CrossFitting better. Check out Barry’s class every Sunday at 10am.