Yoga at a CrossFit box?
Yoga should be incorporated into your CrossFit routine. Why? balance, variety, body awareness, flexibility, accuracy, all important to your CrossFit training – all trained in a Yoga class. Yoga will develop the shoulder stability necessary for a developed snatch lift as well as the hamstring flexibility to get down in a pistol or strong deadlift stance. We talk about developing body awareness with our lifts and movements to feel when your elbows are high and outside, or your overhead position is strong and locked out. Yoga will help with that too. Yoga helps calm your mind, reduce stress, and stretch your body.
In short, it’s no good have muscles if you can’t move!
Practicing yoga helps create a strong, flexible back, improves posture, firms your backside, stimulates abdominal organs, improves sciatica, and can help with asthma. Increasing flexibility in your chest and shoulders (hello overhead work), improving wrist and grip strength, and improved breathing – you’d be crazy NOT to add this hour into your training!